Human rights activist Alena Tankachova appeals expulsion in court
Alena Tankachova, Director of the Center for Legal Transformation “Lawtrend”, sent on December 24 to the court of Minsk’s Pershamaiski district an appeal against the decision of the district police department to expel her from the country for three years.
According to BelaPAN, on the same day the police authorities extended by one month her residence permit in the territory of Belarus in order to have an opportunity to appeal against the decision.
On November 5, the Pershamaiski district police department ordered to expel the human rights activist from the country within a month. She was also banned from visiting the country in the next three years. On November 28, Ms. Tankachova appealed against the decision to the Minsk city executive committee. This has allowed her to receive 30 more days of registration for temporary stay in Belarus. On December 12, the police officials dismissed her appeal.
The deportation of Alena Tankachova was reportedly caused by several minor traffic violations.