Detention center in Niasvizh to be closed for repairs after complaint from activist

2014 2014-12-19T10:39:12+0300 2014-12-19T10:39:12+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk

Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk

Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk, an activists of the trade union of radio electronic industry (REP), has received a letter signed by head doctor of the Republican Center of Hygiene and Epidemiology of the Department of Finance and the Rear of the Ministry of the Interior, A.L. Zhuk, which says that the experts of the state agency have considered his complaint against the facts of non-compliance with sanitary-epidemiological legislation in the temporary detention center of the police department in Niasvizh. The letter says that during a probe has confirmed some of the facts mentioned in his complaint to the Prosecutor General.

In particular, the letter says the cells in the detention center do require repair, and installing toilets in the cells and yards for walks on the territory of the institution need large investments. The letter also says that the government does not allocate money on a paramedic at the detention center, therefore prisoners are examined by police officers.

The letter notes that, in accordance with the plan of liquidation of the revealed violations, in December 2014 the detention center is expected to be closed for repairs and chief of Niasvizh police department will receive a written request to eliminate violations of sanitary-epidemiological legislation.

Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk, who served a two-day arrest at the Niasvizh police for the request to give him a book of complaints in a local canteen, complained to the Prosecutor General about the conditions of his detention in cell No. 4 and requested to close the detention center due to gross violations of sanitary-epidemiological legislation.