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Belarus: Young prisoners' health at growing risk: Vladislav Sharkovsky and Emil Ostrovko

, Index number: EUR 49/2064/2020

Vladislav Sharkovsky and Emil Ostrovko were imprisoned in 2018, both at the age of 17, for a minor, non-violent drug offence. Like many youths in Belarus, they should not be in prison in the first place. Their health is poor, and with the spread of COVID-19, they and many prisoners face a growing risk.

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