Belarus: Former detainee speaks of torture

In Belarus, daily detentions, torture, and beatings on political grounds have been going on for over two years.

Unbearable conditions are created for dissidents in the Minsk temporary detention center (TDC), where they can be kept for months without hygiene items or a change of clothes. A Minsk resident told Viasna about the two-hour torture and beatings by the officers of the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption (rus. GUBOPiK), the nurse’s response to his broken finger, and the detention conditions in TDC in July this year.