Belarus has abolished the special underestimated nutritional standards for prisoners penalty box. These standards were kept since Stalin's time, human rights activists regard as torture.
For Belarusian prisoners who are serving in the Ministry of Internal Affairs Department of Corrections, with seven different nutritional standards for different groups of people in different situations. In including there so-called rule number 7, which applies to prisoners punished for violation of the regime.
In Belarus, the offending regime correctional institutions can be placed in a punishment cell, a cell-type or solitary confinement. In this case, as an additional punishment was transferred to the decline in nutritional standards.
So, when translated into normal number 7 number of food items declined more than twice, and those that remained, cut to a minimum. For example, the rate of meat znizhalasya quadrupled — from 120 to 30 grams per day. At the same time, from 50 to 75 grams per day increased intake of fish (in Belarus in prison is usually herring) that the prisoner was thirsty and thirsty.
Human rights activists have repeatedly drawn attention to the Belarusian authorities that the rules of number 7 can not be perceived as other than torture. And the torture of hunger and thirst refers to one of the most Inhuman, which are widely used, for example, in the days of Stalin and Nazi Germany.
Decision of the government on August 22 rule number 7 will be eliminated and more to the Belarusian prisoners will not be applied, — the Diary.