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Political prisoner Valiantsin Tseranevich celebrates his birthday tomorrow

Updated: Feb 13

Tomorrow, February 13, Valiantsin Terenevich, deputy chairman of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union at Hrodna Azot (BNP), celebrates his birthday in prison. Valiantsin was arrested on September 20, 2021 and became one of the defendants in the case of Rabochy Rukh.

Valiantsin Tseranevich is an assistant foreman at the Khimvolokno plant, which is part of Grodno Azot; he was elected deputy chairman of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union of Hrodna Azot.

He was detained on September 20, 2021. He was charged with creation of an extremist formation and treason against the state, after which he was sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment under a reinforced regime. The trial was closed before the verdict, although it had been held in open mode before. Human rights organizations recognized Valiantsin Tseranevich as a political prisoner.

Tomorrow he turns 49 years old.

Address for letters to Valiantsin Tseranevich: Penal Colony No. 1. 8, Tekhnicheskaya Street, Novopolotsk, 211440.

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