Homel: Vasil Paliakou goes on hunger-strike

2011 2011-11-11T16:33:56+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Vasil Paliakou, the head of the organizing committee of People’s Assembly in Homel, has gone on hunger strike in a temporary detention facility in Homel. BelaPAN news agency learnt this from human rights activist Leanid Sudalenka.

Paliakou went on hunger strike protesting against unfair, in his view, court decision to arrest him. “An officer on duty in the detention facility told me about the hunger strike. He allowed passing juice and water to Paliakou. After I demanded to give me the book of complaints, I was allowed to pass juice and water for Valery Rybchanka from Zhlobin, who also serves his arrest there,” the human rights activist said. Paliakou was sentenced to five days in custody on 9 November.