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June 21st, 2005. Posted in News, News from Belarus, The press about us

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Valiery Lievanieuski got to prison hospital

Prison republican hospital of Byelorussia. MinskAfter the hunger-strike the Hrodna businessman Valiery Lievanieuski (Valery Levaneuski) went to the prison hospital in the Ivatsevichy penal facility. Lievanieuski was on hunger-strike for a week since 1 June, protesting the imprisonment conditions. According to the information provided to Radio Liberty by Valiery Lievanieuski’s son Uladzimir, his father feels heartache and is undergoing a course of treatment.

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Valery Levaneuski (Russian: Левоневский Валерий Станиславович, Belarusian: Валеры Станіслававіч Леване́ўскі, Polish: Walery Lewoniewski) – Belarussian political and social activist, former political prisoner. Amnesty International recognizes him as a prisoner of conscience

On 7 September 2004, he was sentenced to two years in prison for publicly insulting the president of Belarus (A.Lukashenko). The judge decreed that a leaflet which Levaneuski had distributed prior to demonstrations on 1 May 2004 in particular contained a text:

“come and say that you are against ’somebody’ going on holiday skiing in Austria and having a good time at your cost”

Since Alexander Lukashenko is known to have spent his holidays in Austria, the judge decide that leaflet contains a public insult to the President.

On 16 September 2004 European Parliament calls on the Belarus authorities to release immediately Valery Levaneuski and all other imprisoned political opponents of the regime.

Valery Levaneuski – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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