21 January 2018, Sunday, 3:39

Alyaksandr Kruty may be released today


The Maskouski district court will hear the case of Alyaksandr Kruty and take a decision if the course of compulsory treatment can be finished.

Human rights activist Hanna Shaputka says Kruty stays in a psychiatric hospital, but doesn't receive any treatment, Radio Svaboda reports.

Kruty talks on the telephone, but he could have only a short conversation with a journalist:

“The trial is absurd. No one can try me twice for the same thing. They are going to decide something today. I am okay here. It might have been worse. I cannot describe what psychiatric treatment is. You need to see it.”

Mikalai Bambiza, a relative of Alyaksandr Kruty, hopes he will be allowed to discharge from hospital. “Unfortunately, according to our laws, one court found him insane and sent to hospital for compulsory treatment. Now we need another court and another trial to release him. He has spent there for 6 months. If doctors gave a medical opinion for the court, it may be positive.”

Alyaksandr Kruty, who was detained during the trial against Kanavalau and Kavalyou, is in Navinki psychiatric hospital.

Alyaksandr's daughter Inessa Krutaya was injured in the metro blast. Kruty represented her at the trial against Kanavalau and Kavalyou and asked many questions, but got detained on the sixth day of trial.