After Andriy and Christina Vitushka went to pick their son up from police custody Monday, rather than carrying 16-year-old Miron house the few had been thrown into the jail themselves.
The mother, father, and son had been stored in separate cells and prohibited contact with one another.
Stories abound of police brutality after the post-election protests that have rocked Belarus since last Sunday, following President Alexander Lukashenko promised to have obtained 80 percent of their vote. The effect has just been realized by a couple of nations.
1 day following the election, Miron was picked up while he had been walking with friends along with his parents.
After he had been removed, his parents hunted for him.
‘It had been just like human Tetris’
Christina told Euronews: “The mobile was 10 square meters and we had been 53-55 girls in this tiny room made for just four. We attempted to sleep beneath the beds, on the desk, under the table”
“It had been similar to person Tetris,” she explained.
Miron, Christina, and Andriy were beaten and vulnerable to psychological torture, they all state however, the worst thing wasn’t knowing what had occurred to one another.
“I was scared for them since I did not understand what had occurred,” Miron said,” and they did not understand also.”
While Miron was retained at a gym in a police station, his parents had been shipped to 2 distinct cells.
“We had been stored together in the police station, then we had been split, and that I had no information about where Christina or Miron had been, but once I watched her through a little window at the door since girls were removed from their cells for questioning,” said Andriy.
“I was very surprised because she’s diabetic and I had been convinced they would release her instantly because it is very dangerous for these individuals to become [without] food,” he explained.
“This was a rather harsh spot and we expected that we’ll never find such items in Belarus again. It is similar to the gulag at the days of Stalin.”
Since the little cell was becoming too hot, the female detainees needed to eliminate clothing even as two cameras at the ceiling maintained watchful attention.
The light in the mobile was not turned off, which makes it difficult to maneuver, and guards would frequently stop to frighten the detainees they were being viewed. Christina said she would hear the guys crying at the yard, calling out to their mothers while being defeated.
‘A terrible Quantity of time’
But although the continuous lighting from the cells left it impossible to tell time, protesters standing on the opposite side of their prison walls cried encouragement words once every hour, such as church bells, they’d join together and shout what time of day it had been.
“It was very useful,” she explained, “because if you are arrested you can not tell time or differentiate where the day begins and where it finishes. It only turns into a terrible quantity of time”
But despite their ordeal, the Vitushkas were smiling – as they been published. They’re also buoyed by the fact that if they had been locked up, the protests on the roads continued to anger. The family believes in a democratic future for Belarus.
“I believe even we traveled through a great deal of police torture and violence, it’s still well worth it since people must understand what’s happening – today everybody is striking or partaking in Belarus.
“I think today people understand exactly what democracy is, and also exactly what dictatorship is, and also what they will need to reside in a democratic nation,” Christina added.