Siarhei Kavalenka detained in Vitsebsk

2011 2011-12-19T14:32:45+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Siarhei Kavalenka

Siarhei Kavalenka

Vitsebsk opposition activist Siarhei Kavalenka has been detained by local police ahead of today’s rally marking the anniversary of the 19 December 2010 post-election protest.

According to the activist’s wife, Mr. Kavalenka, who is currently under house arrest for placing a white-red-white flag on a New Year tree in Vitsebsk back in 2010, was taken to the police department to reportedly consider his appeals lodged with the regional prosecutor’s office.

However, there were no talks on the appeals, said Siarhei Kavalenka in a phone conversation with his wife. He also said his house arrest might be replaced by a prison term under Article 415 of the Criminal Code.

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