안드레이 크라우 찬카, 10 종 경기에서 메달을 획득 한 2008 베이징의 게임, 그는 또한 자신의 유럽 실내 10 종 경기 금메달을 2011 정치범 가족을 돕기 위해.
Protesters in Belarus spent months last year calling for authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko to resign, following an allegedly rigged August presidential election that gave him a sixth term in office.
Police cracked down harshly on the protests, arresting more than 34,000 people and beating many of them. Krauchanka was among those detained and beaten.
“Real people are sitting behind bars right now – these are their real lives, these are the broken lives of their families,” Kravchenko said in a statement about his hunger strike. “It is very difficult for me to digest this terrifying Belarusian reality.”