On 24 February 2012, the Pervomaisk District Court in Vitebsk sentenced opposition activist Siarhei Kavalenka to two years and one month imprisonment, having found him guilty of evading serving a punishment of supervised release.
News for March 2012
An investigator of Bykhau district police has refused to initiate prosecution of policeman Vital Vashchyla for alleged falsification of signature in administrative charges brought against local resident Aliaksandr Shachanok, despite the fact that two expert examinations stated the signature did not belong to Mr. Shachanok.
30.03.2012 Former prisoner appeals detention conditions
Mrs. Alena Dubovik, detained by riot police during a benefit concert in Minsk on 24 March and sentenced to three days of arrest, has lodged a complaint with the city’s prosecuting authorities against illegal actions by the police during her arrest and the poor detention conditions in Minsk detention center in Akrestsin Street.
Syarhey Kavalenka's wife has sounded an alarm over the rapidly deteriorating health of the imprisoned opposition activist, saying that his lengthy hunger strike has already caused "irreversible" damage to his internal organs.