Valery Levanewski Is Charged with Insulting President

2004 2004-05-19T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 18 May Valery Levanewski was put to Hrodna Investigative Isolation Ward. There he will be kept for 2 months. He is charged with violation of part 2 of article 368 of the Criminal Code of Belarus – public insult of the president of the Republic of Belarus.

Levanewski was to have been released on 14 May, after the 13-day arrest for organization of the protest action of businessmen on 1 May. On 14 May his arrest was prolonged for three days for “discrimination in the circumstances”.