Syarhei Kavalenka detained in Vitsebsk

2011 2011-11-25T15:45:14+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Syarhei Kavalenka was traditionally accused by police of swearing.

Syarhei’s wife said her husband had went to a police station for a check (he serves a term of probation at home), “Nasha Niva” newspaper runs.

He was offered to sign a document that forbids Syarhei to go out after 7:30 pm. He refused. As 8:30, policemen visit him at home and took him to a police station. Kavalenka was accused of disorderly conduct – he allegedly swore at a police inspector at a police station.

Syarhei spent the night in the temporary detention facility. He was not taken to court today.

Syarhei Kavalenka is sentenced to three years’ probation without sending him to a penitentiary for hanging out a Belarusian national white-red-white flag on the New Year’s Tree in Vitsebsk on January 7, 2010.

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