Since January 27th, the temporary detention facility (IVS) in the town of Zhodino has stopped accepting parcels for those under arrest, citing the anti-coronavirus measures. The IVS on Akrestsina Street has not received parcels since the beginning of January. Such actions of the state bodies violate Articles 7 and 10 of the Covenant on Civil, and Political Rights, ratified by Belarus, as well as Article 25 of the Constitution of Belarus.
Actions: what has been done and what can be done?
- CC will send an appeal on violations of the conditions of detention of prisoners to the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation with human rights in Belarus.
- The Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the International Committee for the Investigation of Torture sent appeals to the prosecutor’s office, the Investigative Committee, and the IVS in Zhodino.
- Any citizen of Belarus can submit a complaint on his own behalf to the prosecutor’s office at the location of the prison. Skarga.help lawyers have prepared an appeal template.
- You can also support a petition at petitions.by to return the parcels to the administratively arrested.