“What is it then, if not torture?”— Imprisoned Belarusian Doctor Describes Horror of Holocaust-like Prison Conditions

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“Because of you, everyone will crouch this way to walk to the end of the hall.”

What is it then, if not torture?

We were stripped naked, and had our bodies searched—we even had our crotches examined by the male guards. They took away the cross I wore on a chain, and my earrings. I was humiliated, and violated — all within the span of a night.

This is the point when you realize: you are dying.

It is very easy to die from asphyxiation — it only takes a little to do so much damage.

True stories of the horrors happening in Belarus — in 2020

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