Valery Levanewski to Be Kept in Investigative Isolator till 15 August

2004 2004-07-12T10:00:00+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 the head of the strike committee of private entrepreneurs Valery Levanewski was charged with violation of part 2 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code – public insult to President of the Republic of Belarus. Since that time he has been kept in the investigative ward in Hrodna. The term of his detention there has been prolonged till 15 August for the sake of investigation. If found guilty, Levanewski can be fined, sentenced to 2 years of corrective labor or up to 3 years of personal restraint or jail. The investigation believes the fly-sheets which Levanewski distributed during the protest action of 1 May were insulting for President.