Cardiologists who in the morning went out in solidarity were later detained in Minsk. The doctors spent several hours in the police station. Elective surgeries were suspended. Now the doctors have protocols for participating in an unauthorized event, expecting a court hearing.
This is footage of the detention of doctors of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center Cardiology. The doctors joined the chain of solidarity at half past seven in the morning – in half an hour they were supposed to start work. However, the security forces changed their plans.
“We came out to the action against violence. We go out on a working day but in our free time. And today we were detained by unknown people in black, who did not introduce themselves,” says Andrei Bury, anesthesiologist of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center Cardiology.
“Violence in the country and unjustified cruelty. We didn’t shout any slogans, just went out. We just stood there, flashing our phones,” says Dzmitry Chuklai, anesthesiologist of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center Cardiology.
“According to witnesses, we shouted slogans that we naturally didn’t utter. At least those colleagues with whom I spoke. We wrote that we do not agree with the protocols,” says Aleh Palanetski, head of the X-ray operating room at the Republican Scientific and Practical Center Cardiology.