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May 23rd, 2006. Posted in The press about us

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Levaneuski has not repented

Public figure Valery Levaneuski after two years of imprisonment is released from the Ivatsevichi’s corrective colony. The human rights organisation “International amnesty” considered as its prisoner of conscience.

“At first I am going to restore health. Because in prison to me was refused in medical assistance and even in inspection, and at me by problems with heart. Well and I will be engaged then in the same, than and earlier, – business and a policy. I will work on the country future”, – V.Levaneuski in interview “BR” has told. While define the future place in the politician it cannot: “It is necessary to understand, that has occurred, especially during last elections”.

His son Uladzimir has informed on May, 15th “BR”, that workers of the Ivatsevichi’s colony, in which V.Levaneuski served the sentence, in 7 mornings have brought the former ward from Ivatsevichi’ to Slonim and there have left at station with the small sum of money. At this time its friends and relatives were on a way in Ivatsevichi. According to V.Levaneuski, it has been made not to admit grand welcome of the political prisoner at colony gate. Fortunately, V.Levaneuski could call native then the son by the car has reached Slonim and has met him.

V.Levaneuski has left in prison exactly two years. He has been detained on May, 15th, 2004, and on September, 7th the same year the Lenin regional court of Grodno recognised as its guilty of drawing of the public insult to the president interfaced to charge of the head of the state in fulfilment of grave crime (p. 2 item 368 Criminal Code of RB), also has sentenced to two years of imprisonment with punishment serving in a colony of the general mode. The court recognised as offending honour and advantage the text of a leaflet which extended on the eve of the organised by V.Levaneuski of protest action of entrepreneurs.

Being behind a lattice, V.Levaneuski repeatedly spent long hunger-strikes, was located in a penal insulator, received collectings from colony administration. In a colony he was engaged in remedial activity, defending not only the rights, but also the rights of other prisoners.To V.Levaneuski periodically forbade to meet a family, to receive transfers and to buy products in prison shop. In December, 2005 it have not released from a colony on funeral of the father.

Together with V.Levaneuski on the same case there passed entrepreneur Alexander Vasilev, it has spent to colonies of 10 months and has been released on amnesty.



The Belarus Market
№19 (704), 22 – on May, 29th 2006

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