Zmitser Bandarenka transferred to medical unit

2011 2011-11-10T12:05:36+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Zmitser Bandarenka, a coordinator of European Belarus civil campaign, has been transferred to the prison medical unit from barracks. His wife Volha Bandarenka had a short telephone talk with him.

“He was transferred to the medical unit only for two weeks, though he was earlier promised he would remain there all the time. He was transferred to barracks, where inmates must work. It’s clear why it was done,” Volha Bandarenka told Radio “Liberty”.

Zmitser Bandarenka has serious problems with his back. He underwent a surgery in prison that requires some months of rehabilitation under medical supervision. Instead, Bandarenka was transferred to a penal colony in Mahiliou. He has been taken to the medical unit for the second time.

Volha Bandarenka thinks prison authorities still try to persuade her husband to apply for a pardon using Bandarenka’s problems with health as an instrument of pressure.