Orsha police and medic Saikou subject dipsomaniacs to forced suggestive treatment

2012 2012-03-06T18:03:41+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/alkagolik.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Several days ago the head of the Orsha District Police Bureau Leanid Mikhailau gave an interview to the state-owned "Arshanskaya Hazeta", dated to the Police Day. He enumerated the achievements of the local police, including the struggle against dipsomania, and told how such struggle was conducted.

As it was found, the Orsha police practice forced suggestive treatment with the assistance of psychotherapist Dzmitry Saikou. Many people ill with dipsomania are gathered in a village House of Culture, where Saikou performs a healing session, taking 550,000 rubles (about $67) for it.

The Orsha human rights defenders point that forced delivery of paid medical assistance is a violation of human rights, irrespective of the stated aims.