Paval Sieviaryniets gets a new job as he does his penal labor

2005 2005-08-16T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Sentenced to 2 years of restricted freedom Paval Sieviaryniets left on 16 August the central office of the correctional facility to where he will work permanently, reports Radio Liberty.
First, Sievyaryniets was to have served his sentence in Vetryna, 20 kilometers away from Polatsk, closer to Hlybokaie. Vetryna is a small place with no large companies and but a rather high local level of unemployment. Paval told the journalists, who were waiting for him outside the central office, that apart from physical labor, he will be working on a new book and studying the area history and geography. Today about 150 people do their penal labor terms in Vetryna. Fights, thefts and disorderly conduct are why most are here. There are also some sentenced for failure to pay alimony. As he came to the central office on 15 August, Paval Sieviaryniets found out that he will work in the forestry company as a stacker at Alioshcha station, and live in the penal labor dorms in Maloye Sitna, Polatsk District, 5 kilometers away from the station. Alioshcha is the last Belarusian station on the railway line that connects Polatsk and Nevel. It is 4 kilometers away from the Russian border and 42 kilometers away from Polatsk.