Former inmate of Minsk detention center criticizes prison conditions

2012 2012-06-26T14:57:34+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Mrs. Alena Dubovik has lodged a lawsuit against Minsk police department demanding a compensation for the moral damage she reportedly suffered during her imprisonment in a detention center in Akrestsin Street in late March 2012.

Alena Dubovik was detained together with her friends during a concert arranged by the Food Not Bombs campaign on 24 March. The girl was beaten by the police and sentenced to three days of administrative arrest on disorderly conduct charges. According to Mrs. Dubovik, she had to serve the sentence in extremely poor conditions.

As a result of an inspection initiated by Minsk police department, the officials admitted violation of the girl’s rights. Therefore, Mrs. Dubovik demands compensation of 3 mln., and urges the police chiefs to close down the infamous detention center, where the rights of Belarusian citizens have been constantly abused.