Vitsebsk: wife received letter from Siarhei Kavalenka with two-week delay
In the Vitsebsk pre-trial prison Alena Kavalenka was
assured that there were no delays with the sending of letters and they were
checked within the legally allowed term, three days. However, on 1 February she
received a letter dated 17 January. In this letter the hunger-striker Siarhei
Kavalenka wrote that he was subject to forced feeding.
Alena Kavalenka thinks that the letter could be delayed in order to prevent the spread of information about this fact in the media. Moreover, the prison censors crossed out many lines. Despite the frosty weather, Alena wasn't allowed to pass warm boots to his husband – Siarhei has to wear sneakers in the one-man prison cell.