On January 25 Khalip held a press conference after her meeting with her husband, Andrei Sannikov, who is currently in prison.
She claims that torture is used towards Andrei Sannikau in institutions, which carry out sentences, and his right to correspondence is restricted.
The Belarusian Helsinki Committee expresses its deep concern with the information that has appeared on possible incidents of torture in relation to Andrei Sannikau.
NGOs are deeply concerned about the situation with the practice of using torture and other types of degrading treatment in Belarus, the absence of the system of investigation and punishment for torture and degrading treatment, absence of the state’s activity aimed at the improvement of the existing situation. The following problems are the most important: