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Journalist for InfoNapalm had heart attack in isolation ward

29.06.2021, 17:05

In Belarus, arrested journalist for InformNapalm Denis Ivashyn suffered a heart attack in an isolation ward, as his mother Lyudmila Ivashyna told on her page in Facebook on June 28, as ZMINA human rights center reported.

"Today, I’ve learned that Denis had a heart attack while in solitary confinement. This has never happened before. No wonder, because this is a "steam room" in a ward: the windows are closed, there is no fan. All this is the word "torture," as she wrote.

The woman expressed confidence that "sooner or later the executioners will have to answer to the law" and appealed to the relatives of the prisoners to keep all copies of correspondence, receipts of registered letters, etc., because all this will be required in the courts of another government and another judicial system ”.

Later, in a comment to Radio Svoboda, Ivashyna said that Denis had an ECG and was given appropriate medication. 

Denis Ivashyn was detained  by KGB officers and taken away in an unknown direction in Hrodna, Belarus, on March 12.

Later, the journalist of InformNapalm Roman Burko reported on Twitter that he was detained in the local prison №1 at vul. Kirov, 1.

On March 13, the journalist's wife, Olga Ivashina, said that he had been detained for some criminal charges.

On March 15, the detainee was remanded in custody for two months.

According to Burk, such actions of the Belarusian KGB were due to Ivashin's active journalistic activity. In 2014, he was an active participant in the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine, and later joined InformNapalm as an OSINT investigator and translator. He later became the editor-in-chief of the Belarusian-language version of the resource.

Ivashin conducted his own investigations, translated into Belarusian community research on Russia's military aggression against Ukraine, and more.

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