Belarus authorities deport husband of jailed human rights activist Tatsyana Hatsura-Yavorskaya

A Belarusian court ruled to deport Ukrainian citizen Volodymyr Yavorskyy, the husband of arrestee Tatsyana Hatsura-Yavorskaya, from the country.

The man is held obliged to leave Belarus in the coming three days; he has been banned from returning for a period of ten years.

The fact of his long stay in Belarus and having a family here was ignored by the court, as well as Yavorskyy’s non-involvement in his wife’s activity, Telegram channel A Country for Living reports.

Today a charge is to be brought against human rights activist Tatsyana Hatsura-Yavorskaya, who is also the head of the Zvyano public association. She was detained ten days ago, on April 5. Then officer searched her place as well as flats of other persons involved in staging the exhibition The Machine Is Breathing, but I Am Not, the event praising Belarusian medical professionals’ commitment.

Now Tatsyana is being kept in the detention centre on Valadarski street in Minsk. Earlier, there were reports that she was suspected of ‘financing mass riots’ in the country. The Belarusian human rights community recognised her a political prisoner; a number of international organisations urged the Belarusian authorities to immediately release the woman.

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2021.04.06 08:52