Updated at 14:54,16-10-2020

Complaint of torture of Sannikov filed to UN


A complaint of torture of Belarusian presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov has been submitted to the UN special rapporteur on torture.

According to Alyaksandr Atroshchankau, the spokesman for the presidential candidate, this is an urgent appeal on the grounds of suspicion of using torture that demands immediate interference.

The important ground for the appeal was the fact of incommunicado detention (without giving access to lawyers, doctors and family), which facilitate the perpetration of torture.

"The advantage of this kind of appeal is that you don’t need to go through all mechanism inside the country, national courts and law enforcement bodies, which are interested in hiding facts of torture in our country", Alyaksandr Atroshchankau told charter97.org.