Yelena Tonkacheva expelled from Belarus for three years
November 5, Division for Citizenship and Migration of the Pershamaiski District Police Department of Minsk considered the question of the expulsion from Belarus of Chair of the Board of the Center for Legal Transformation Yelena Tonkacheva, whose residence permit in Belarus had been annulled.
Within a month, the human rights activist needs to leave Belarus without the right to enter the country for three years, after which the decision can be reviewed.
The decision was announced after 4 p.m. In the first half of the day, about 7,000 petitions for suspending the procedure of expulsion of Yelena Tonkacheva were passed to the Division for Citizenship and Migration of the Pershamaiski District Police Department.
October 30, 2014 it was announced that the Pershamaiski District Police Department of Minsk decided to annul the residence permit in the Republic of Belarus and consider the question of expulsion of the well-known human rights activist, head of the Centre for Legal Transformation «Lawtrend» Yelena Tonkacheva.
The procedure of deprivation of residence in respect of the citizen of the Russian Federation Yelena Tonkacheva living in Belarus since 1985, started in September 2014. The formal reason for the beginning of the procedure were the four cases of registration by the cameras of the traffic police of the excess of speed limits by Yelena Tonkacheva while driving her car..
The Centre for Legal Transformation «Lawtrend», headed by Elena Tonkacheva, is one of the leading human rights organizations in Belarus and for many years has carried out legitimate human rights activities in the interests of the Belarusian society. Yelena herself is an example of professionalism in the field of jurisprudence, and for many years has been active in the field of human rights at both the national and international level.