Vice-President of the International Federation of Human Rights, the chairman of the Human Rights Center "Viasna" Ales Bialiatski appealed to the Prosecutor General Grigory Vasilevich to take action by the prosecutor to the facts of torture, which were announced on February 28 in the media by former presidential candidate Alexei Mikhalevich.
A.Belyatsky draws attention The Attorney General that "freedom from torture is absolute and not subject to restrictions under any circumstances. Torture is forbidden art. 25 of the Constitution Republic of Belarus, as well as a number of international instruments in the field Human Rights, ratified Republic of Belarus — International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (Article 7) and the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the United Nations.
Actions of officials of the Interior Ministry and the KGB against A. Mikhalevich clearly indicate that they violated the absolute prohibition of torture and committing a criminal offense. "
A.Belyatsky writes that there is good reason to believe that torture and other cruel, inhuman treatment and allowed to other persons who are in custody.
A.Belyatsky requested the General Prosecutor's Office to establish and bring to justice those who were allowed data torture and other inhuman treatment of persons detained in the KGB jail and prison number 1 MIA — the website of the human rights organization "spring."
Text of the statement sent to the Prosecutor General of Belarus Grigory Vasilevich.