Syarhey Kavalenka gets the second warning for the week

2013 2013-05-03T20:03:19+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

Vitsebsk activist of the Conservative-Christian Party "Belarusian Popular Front" Siarhei Kavalenka was summonsed to Pershamaiski District Inspection in Vitsebsk and issued with the second warning for the week.

"This warning concerns the same case on 25 March, when I was charged with crossing the road in the wrong place. At present they also state that I insulted the police with obscene language. The counsel explained that these two warnings are enough to imprison me again. I will try to appeal them, but the problem is that the police refuse to issue me with copies of these papers. This is a continuation of the total lawlessness which started in 2010, when I was transferred from the personal restraint term which I served at home to real prison after receiving two warnings," stated Mr. Kavalenka to RFE/RL.

Former political prisoner Siarhei Kavalenka was sentenced to 25 months of imprisonment for hanging a white-red-white flag on the New Year Tree in Vitsebsk. During the investigation and the trial he kept long hunger-strikes. He was pardoned in September 2012, after serving almost a year in prison, and was put on the prophylactic register of the police.