Aliaksandr Kruty waits to be transferred to Navinki psychiatric hospital to be “cured from conscience”

2012 2012-01-06T18:02:37+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Kanstantsin Zhukouski, Home-based activist of the “Our Alternative” coalition, received a letter from Aliaksandr Kruty, father of a victim of the Minsk metro blast, kept in the pre-trial prison in Valadarski Street.

Mr. Kruty writes that he is kept in a cell “for persons who are freed from criminal responsibility”. “The very fact of the existence of such cells in the Belarusian prisons is an oxymoron, and is worth an attentive study. I wasn’t admitted to my own trial. The whole time since my detention till the transfer to the psychiatric hospital is not counted as any penalty. One can wait for transfer to the hospital for the people who committed crimes up to 1,5 years,” wrote Aliaksandr.

Bear in mind Aliaksandr Kruty actively participated in the trial of the Dzmitry Kanavalau and Uladzislau Kavaliou who were accused of making the blast in the Minsk metro on 11 April. He asked inconvenient questions to the court and insistent on the abolishment of the death penalty in Belarus.

On 20 September on charges of hooliganism (he allegedly spilled two jars of urine on the chief doctor of a polyclinic). Mr. Kruty was directed to a long psychiatric expertise. In December 2011 the court ruled that he was to be directed to a psychiatric asylum for forced psychiatric treatment.

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