Former Polish Ambassador Taken to Hospital Under Police Escort 19:38, 29/03/2006
A former Polish ambassador to Belarus, Mariusz Maszkiewicz has been taken to a hospital number 1 of Minsk (Masherau/Victors’ Avenue, 64) from the detention center in Akrestsin Street. As the USP press service has found out in the receiving-room of the heart disease department, Mr Maszkiewicz refuses to be hospitalized. His electrocardiogram shows the signs of heart attack; it means that he could have a heart attack. His left side of the body is painful, there is a bruise there. During the sweep of the tent camp on October Square riot policemen had been beating him on that part of the body probably.
The sentries who escorted Mr Mariusz Maszkiewicz from the detention center had made a condition to him: “Either you are treated here and now, or we would treat you in Akrestsin Street”. At the moment when representatives of the hospital talked to the UCP press center, Mariusz Maszkiewicz demanded to call representatives of the Polish Embassy. The UCP press service passed the request of Mariusz Maszkiewicz to the Polish Embassy, who said they are to set out to the hospital immediately.