Alyaksandr Atroshchankau called emergency medical service in jail

Emergency ambulance was called today for activist of the “European Belarus” Alyaksandr Atroshchankau, arrested for 15 days.

As Alyaksandr’s wife Darya told to the Charter’97 press center, he had problems with heart. So the staff of the special detention center on Akrestin Street, where the democratic activist is serving his punishment, had to call an emergency ambulance.

Darya learnt it after she had brought a food parcel and clothes for her husband. The jail staff refused to pass a half of the permitted by law things.

The notorious guard of the jail Alyaksandr Dulub took the parcel. According to Syarhei Parsyukevich, serving a term of punishment for participation in protest action of Belarusian entrepreneurs, it is the man who beat him in the jail on Akrestin Street.

It should be reminded that Alyaksandr Atroshchankau was detained on 12 June during his visit of the KGB Minsk and Minsk region directorate. He has been gaining for more than six months for the office equipment, seized ahead of the European Union, held on 14 October in Minsk, to be returned to him. Militia and KGB officers rushed the apartment, rented by Alyaksandr Atroshchankau. Militia officers said there was a “dead body smell” in the apartment and neighbours had allegedly complained about it. As the result two computers and different archive materials were seized from him. Atroshchankau served an administrate arrest on a traditional accusation – “using of foul language in a public place.”

The activist came to the KGB Directorate to continue examination on 12 June. However, instead of judicial examination, Atroshchankau was guarded to the Tsentralny district court of Minsk, where he was sentenced to 15 days of arrest for “contempt of court,” allegedly taken place on 22 April in the Tsentralny district court towards judge Alena Illina, who sentenced Andrei Kim to one and a half year in penal colony and other participants of a protest action of entrepreneurs, held in Minsk on 10 January, to correctional labour and fines.

As we have already reported, there was no information about the activist for some hours after his detention: the KGB denied the fact he had been detained and had entered the KGB building. Only after an hour and a half after Alyaksandr Atroshchankau’s wife Darya had filed an statement of her husband disappearance, a KGB lieutenant colonel Raman Loznikau said her Alyaksandr Atroshchankau had been guarded to the Tsentralny district court of Minsk.