Procuracy states Tatsiana Seviarynets has no right to initiate check-up of tuberculosis hospital

2012 2012-02-15T17:47:19+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Tatsiana Seviarynets, coordinator of the steering committee of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party, applied to the Vitsebsk Regional Procuracy with the request to hold a check-up at the Vitsebsk regional tuberculosis hospital in the town of Bahusheusk. In particular, she asked to find about the legal reasons for keeping Valery Hancharenka, an adherent of the BCD, in the psychiatric department.

However, in the official letter signed by procuracy's officer A.Kazlova, it is stated that Tatsiana Seviarynets has no right to ask for the prosecutorial check-up as far as she is not Hancharenka's guardian and he hasn't given her the power of attorney.

“It means that a citizen cannot appeal to the procuracy when seeing a violation if he/she is not the victim's relatives,” commented Mrs. Seviarynets.

Bear in mind that Valery Hancharenka was placed in the psychiatric department of the hospital (where he receives regular injections of psychiatric drugs) after spreading information about the unbearable conditions in which patients are kept in the hospital. Tatsiana Seviarynets is not going to give up her attempts. Soon she will also file an appeal with the Vitsebsk Region Health Care Bureau.

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