Imprisoned businessman Alyaksandr Vasilevich’s detention extended again

Аlyaksandr Vasilevich.

Political prisoner Alyaksandr Vasilevich’s being in custody has been extended again, his wife Nadzeya Zelyankova said on Facebook. He has been kept in jail for nearly one year.

Alyaksandr Vasilevich owns the advertising agency Vondel/Hepta, the Ў Gallery; he was a co-founder of popular web portals and The Village.

In the summer of 2020, the reputed Belarusian businessman was detained twice. In late July, he came to the KGB headquarters in Minsk; Alyaksandr and like-minded persons were about to hand over the appeal mitigating pre-trial restrictions imposed on the imprisoned presidential hopeful Viktar Babaryka, but most of them found themselves in a paddy wagon. Then Vasilevich was tried for ‘participating in an unauthorised mass event’ and sentenced to 14 days in jail. On August 28, officers of the Financial Investigations Department arrested him and raided his apartment and companies’ offices.

On September 4, charges were brought against Alyaksandr Vasilevich, but no details have been reported yet, since his defence lawyer was compelled to sign a non-disclosure agreement. While Alyaksandr was in custody, his daughter Ursula was born on December 2.

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