17 January 2018, Wednesday, 16:22

Syarhei Kavalenka summoned to police

A former political prisoner received a phone call from the corrections department that takes supervision of Kavalenka after his release.

Charter97.org received the information from Alena Kavalenka, the wife of the Vitebsk opposition activist.

“Inspector Tatyana Karas said to Syarhei to come to the corrections department at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow for a conversation. He asked what they would talk about, but she refused to say. On December 19, 2011, Syarhei was taken from home by the police. He was said he should talk to a prosecutor about our complaints. Syarhei returned home in nine months. He nearly died in prison,” Alena Kavalenka said.

Syarhei Kavalenka was pardoned in late September. The political prisoner served his sentence in a penal colony  in Mahilou. He was sentenced to 25 months in a penal colony for violation of probation. Earlier, he was punished for hanging out a national white-red-white flag on Vitebsk's Christmas Tree in January 2010.