Alena Kavalenka to be tried for unauthorized picket
Alena Kavalenka, activist of the Conservative-Christian Party “Belarusian Popular Front”and wife of a former political prisoner Siarhei Kavalenka, took part in an electoral picket together with another CCP BPF activist, Yan Dziarzhautsau, on March 22. They stood there with a poster “Boycott the electoral farce!”
March 26, Mr. Dziarzhautsau was detained and sentenced to 7 days in jail. Yesterday, Mrs. Kavalenka was summonsed to the police station and charged with unauthorized picketing (Article 23.34 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). Then the papers have been sent to the Pershamaiski District Court of Vitsebsk. The trial will take place at 10 a.m. on April 15.