Valery Levaneuski was sentenced in September 2004 for "publicly causing offense to the president" by producing leaflets that suggested Lukashenka had misused public funds to pay for a skiing holiday in Austria.
While in prison, Levaneuski staged a series of hunger strikes and spent long periods of time in solitary confinement.
He was transferred today from a prison in the southwest region of Brest to the western town of Slonim, where he was left at the train station without any money or a ticket.
Belarus Votes 2006
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