Siarhei Kavalenka is not allowed to meet with his wife

2012 2012-01-06T17:26:07+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Alena Kavalenka

Alena Kavalenka

Alena Kavalenka learned it from the investigator who deals with her husband's case. On 3 January she had filed an application for a meeting with Siarhei. However, on 5 Janury investigator Yury Volkau mocked at her, saying that in some cases complaints could be considered for up to 10 days.

Alena said that it was not a complaint, but an application and she was going to ask Siarhei to stop his hunger-strike, because he could get in a hospital otherwise.

By the way, such thing happened almost a year ago, when Siarhei hungered to protest against his imprisonment for participation in the street action of 25 March.

At present Siarhei Kavalenka keeps a hunger-strike of protest: he faces up to three years of imprisonment under Article 415 of the Criminal Code, “evasion from serving a criminal penalty”. The activists is charged with violation of the term of personal restraint to which he had been sentenced for hanging out a white-red-white flag on the main New Year Tree of Vitsebsk on 7 January 2010.

Alena Kavalenka also tried to pass drinking water to her husband. Only on 5 January the head of the medical department of the pre-trial prison explained that the water couldn't be accepted as she could try to poison her husband in such a way, and she could only transfer some money to him so that he would be able to buy drinking water in the prison shop.