This was at the time told reporters Tamara Vinnikov, once the chief banker of Belarus. In 1997, during the nine months she was sitting in the KGB detention center, where now in connection with the events of December 19 are three other equally well-known in Belarus woman — Irina Khalip, Natalia Radin and Anastasia Palazhanka.
According to human rights activists, since Vinnikova conditions in this facility have not changed. Minority status, which is in the prison system are women prisoners, gives rise to the criminal justice contempt for basic women's rights and gender differences.
Vinnikov: Lukashenka will not spare anyone
As recalled Tamara Vinnikov, Belarusian prison does not consider that a woman other than in men, fiziyalegiya — and if she does not comply with the rules of daily hygiene in her body get many viruses and bacteria that are developing a variety of inflammation of the uterus and its appendages. Care is especially necessary in the so-called "critical days", which are all women of reproductive age, as well as during heavy bleeding, which occurs in many women after 45 years, when it starts a so-called menapavza.
Tamara Vinnikova at the time of arrest was forty-six age hormonal changes the body significantly complicate her psychological state. During the first 9 months of Vinnikov sat in solitary confinement KGB jail. Prohibits not only meet, but also correspondence with family, direct contacts with lawyers. As a result of prolonged stress uterine bleeding was very strong.
Vinnikov: "The cell had no water, no toilets, wash and elementary
padmytstsa could only once a week. And only in the presence of observers men. Change, including change sanitary napkins, too, had in front of them. I felt ashamed. On the day of the allowed wash men have told me, "Well, let's go, Tamara D., we're going to wash."
Of course, all this could not know Lukashenko, a fortiori that lawyers were sent "up" and the conclusion of physicians that Vinnikova required emergency surgery.
"Make an emergency operation did not give me two years, even when I was under house arrest. Probably" upstairs "relied on my natural death. Main question that continues to trouble now, after the end of the Minsk nightmare — not to the things that ordinary Belarusians who believe Lukashenko your idol? "- Told Vinnikov already in London, meeting and talking with representatives of Belarusian media. Among the journalists was also Khalip.
According to the ex-presidential candidate Dmitry Uss, who, after 19 December briefly detained in the KGB detention center, the conditions are "inhumane and comparable to the Middle Ages":
"Alexander G. will do anything to crack down on those who do not like him. Inhuman conditions. Both in the doghouse. Tavchka There is not even in the chamber to go to the toilet. Deduce the toilet twice a day, morning and evening. Alexander G. will do anything to crack down on those who do not like it. As for personal hygiene, then demand it in those terms — just arrogance. "
Doctors: The content of women in prison — a mockery of its fiziyalegii
"Humiliation of women fiziyalegii" called the current contents in jail Irina Khalip, Natalia Radin, Anastasia Palazhanka employee of one of the women's consultations in Minsk Larissa.
The doctor believes that the excommunication of missile year-old son, of course, can significantly affect the mental and emotional development, as well as make a negative impact on physical and mental health of the mother.
Larissa have to treat and advise patients who have returned to freedom after serving his sentence. She argues that prison conditions are detrimental especially women's reproductive health. And Natalia Radin and Anastasia Palazhanka have not even had time to learn the joys of motherhood.
Larissa: "Many of my patients in captivity there is a strong
hormonal disruptions. In some menapavza started already in the 30-plus. Some formed uterine fibroids — benign tumors that can cause heavy bleeding and gradually develop into malignant. Some had diagnose cervical cancer one of the most aggressive in ginekalegii. "
The fact that in such a stressful situation, the woman is at risk and get an insidious cancer, such as breast cancer, once said in a conversation with "freedom" and Professor Leonid mamolyag Putyrsky:
"I have not researched the specific situation, but the nerves and hormones — that's the main thing that affects these diseases. So affects the nervous system and the hormonal state. Naturally, the fact that a woman drinks, eats, what she breathes, is also affected. However, stress — in the first place. "
"The majority of women prisoners have fertylny age"
According spent a couple of years ago, International Studies, Belarus among European countries and the former Soviet Union has the highest rate of female prisoners — 7.5% of the total number of prisoners in the country. In neighboring Russia, it is 6.5%, Ukraine — 6.1%, in Poland, as well as the European average — about 4%. About 37% of the prisoners Belarusian women are aged between 18 and 30 years, 57% — from 31 to 50, and about 7% — over 50. The vast majority of women punished with jail for theft without violence. In neighboring Poland, for example, the penalty for such a crime is not imprisonment, but only administratively. Not to mention the participation in protest actions for which were arrested and thrown in jail Khalip and Natalia Radin and Anastasia Palazhanka.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), which
includes Belarus, the current state of prisons in most European countries does not meet the basic needs of women.
Of great concern to experts is physical and sexual violence experienced by women in captivity, the damage to their reproductive and mental health, dangerous infectious diseases, high propensity to suicide among women prisoners.
According to experts, most of the measures that the authorities do to a woman in custody in violation of human rights and social justice.