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Zmitser Bandarenka is suffering from gout in jail

Zmitser Bandarenka is suffering from gout in jail

That information comes from the latest correspondence of a “European Belarus” coordinator.

Zmitser Bandarenka, a “European Belarus” coordinator and a proxy of presidential candidate Andrey Sannikov, has been staying in custody at the KGB Temporary Detention Center since December 19, 2010. He has a chronic spine disease. In his recent letters to his wife, Volha Bandarenka, he writes:

“Tonight I suffered the first gout fit. Your medication “Ibuprofen” arrived right in time. I’ll have to take it for a while. Just in case, please, send me some “Dikloberl” injections or something relevant…

By the way, I received a copy of The City Court decision on my lawyer’s appeal and it contains the sentence: “There is no medical evidence confirming that the suspect can’t stay under detention due to health concerns.”That means that my attorney either didn’t attach the required documents, or they were not filed properly. Or I don’t have any health issues. If my meeting with the lawyer after 3 month since my arrest doesn’t happen, please find out from her what the whole situation with medical reports is about. The court’s decision certainly wasn’t a big surprise. I’m trying to release gout fits with the aid of the pills, it helps a little. Haven’t had that for a while, got to get used to it again. Must be something to to do with spring setting in. At night it’s – 10 in Celsius (14 Fahrenheit) outside, during the day it’s +5 (41 Fahrenheit), my bones must be really sensitive to sharp weather changes.”