Students are detained without explanations.


On 22-23 September three men turned to the Podilskiy center of human rights, who asked to protect their rights in connection with the cases of violation by militiamen of the prohibition to collect information about a person without his/her consent. This information was communicated by Vladimir Dymar, the head of the Podilskiy center of human rights.

On 23 September 2004 in Vinnitsa two militia officers detained “for getting of information” a second-year student of the Vinnitsa state technical university. The detained was transported to the Vishenskiy district militia precinct of Vinnitsa. A senior lieutenant of militia informed the administration of the university about the need to detain the student, because the latter had to miss two practical studies because of this detention.

The head of the Podilskiy center of human rights arrived to the precinct in 15 minutes after the detention of the student. The senior lieutenant told that his name was Oleksandr Sidoruk and that he was the temporary acting head of the department of district militia officers of the Vishenskiy district militia precinct of the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine in the Vinnitsa oblast. By the words of Volodymir Dymar, the behavior of the militiamen regarding the detained student was exaggeratedly benevolent. Yet, the militia officer refused to familiarize Mr. Dymar with the resolution, according to which information about the student was collected. He also did not give oral response to the question about the author and contents of the order, on the basis of which the student had been detained.

In this connection the Podilskiy center of human rights prepared the informational request handed on behalf of the Vinnitsa oblast organization of the all-Ukrainian society “Prosvita”, since the student was a member of this organization. Similar requests were compiled in two other cases too.

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