Opposition activist Siarhei Kavalenka detained in Vitsebsk

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Siarhei Kavalenka. Photo by Siarhei Serabro.

Siarhei Kavalenka. Photo by Siarhei Serabro.

On December 24, unknown activists placed a huge white-red-white flag on a high-rise building in central Vitsebsk, presumably in support of Yury Belenki, deputy chair of the Conservative Christian Party BPF, who has been fined three times over the past month for organizing a number of authorized rallies in Minsk.

It was the flag that became the reason for the detention of a CCP activist Siarhei Kavalenka. As reported by charter97.org by his wife Alena Kavalenka, the activist was detained at around 5 p.m. Now he is awaiting trial in the city’s temporary detention facility: “In the morning I called the insulator and they told me that he had been there since last night,” said the woman.

Siarhei Kavalenka has been repeatedly arrested and even served a prison term for hanging out national white-red-white flags in Vitsebsk.