Updated at 11:50,16-10-2017

Human rights defenders residence permit annulled

Euroradio

Alena Tankachova may be deported from Belarus, she thinks.

Head of the Legal Transformation Centre Lawtrend Alena Tankachova is going to appeal the decision to annul her residence permit and focus on the problems of possible deportation, eurobelarus.info reports.

Alena Tankachova was informed about the annulment of her residence permit and possible deportation form the Republic of Belarus on the afternoon of October 30.

The fact that human right defender Alena Tankachova could be deprived of her residence permit became known in September. She has lived in Belarus since 1985 but she is a Russian citizen.

The human rights defender is not going to assess the authorities actions until the situation is discussed with them and the final decision is made.