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PostPosted: 09/30/20 8:20 am    ::: WATN? Yelena Leuchanka Reply Reply with quote

https://www.dw.com/en/sports-news-feed-yelena-leuchanka-arrested-at-minsk-airport/a-54916776

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Belarusian basketballer and political activist Yelena Leuchanka has been detained at Minsk airport. Leuchanka had earlier this month taken part in mass demonstrations against President Alexander Lukashenko.



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PostPosted: 09/30/20 9:59 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I saw Ticha tweet it this morning. All the best to Yelena. Fight the good fight.


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PostPosted: 09/30/20 10:32 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Guess it wasn't too hard for the authorities to figure our who the 6-5 blond at the protest was. Hope she can get out. Very sad.



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PostPosted: 09/30/20 2:29 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://pledgetimes.com/belarusian-basketball-champion-arrested/



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PostPosted: 09/30/20 3:34 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Hopefully her story continues to gain traction. It looks like it’s starting to among players. Maybe it will help shine a light on what’s going on in Belarus.


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PostPosted: 09/30/20 4:42 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

StevenHW wrote:
https://pledgetimes.com/belarusian-basketball-champion-arrested/


"The 37-year-old athlete, the Russian basketball champion, received 15 days of arrest."

If that is the ultimate sentence, while unjust, at least she would be getting out pretty soon. Often there is no time limit on sentences of this sort in various parts of the world.



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PostPosted: 09/30/20 8:41 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Randy wrote:
StevenHW wrote:
https://pledgetimes.com/belarusian-basketball-champion-arrested/


"The 37-year-old athlete, the Russian basketball champion, received 15 days of arrest."

If that is the ultimate sentence, while unjust, at least she would be getting out pretty soon. Often there is no time limit on sentences of this sort in various parts of the world.


It’s just the date until her trial, from what I’ve read. “Trial.” I hope the best for her, she’ll need it.


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PostPosted: 10/02/20 1:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

http://beyondthew.com/yelena-leuchanka-arrested-at-belarus-airport-over-protests/

In addition to Ticha, current player Emma Meeseman, and former WNBA players Lindsay Harding, Sandrine Gruda, Kim Mestdagh, Ruth Hamblin, Ebony Hoffman, and former WNBA coach Carol Ross have also chimed in.



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PostPosted: 10/15/20 7:51 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

She has been released
https://twitter.com/franakviacorka/status/1316741253099290624

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Elena Leuchanka is free! She has spoken of awful prison conditions:
- has slept on cold metal beams without bedding for 13 days;
- no shower for 14 days;
- not allowed to go to the normal toilet for 5 days, cell toilet doesn’t flush;
- has a lice infestation.

https://twitter.com/goalsby/status/1316768835412860930

Article:
https://www.rferl.org/a/belarusian-athlete-leuchanka-who-supported-anti-lukashenka-protests-rearrested-while-leaving-jail/30894462.html



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PostPosted: 10/16/20 12:56 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/leuchanka-released-from-belarusian-jail/ar-BB1a4itd



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PostPosted: 10/16/20 1:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

StevenHW wrote:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/leuchanka-released-from-belarusian-jail/ar-BB1a4itd


Article says she played one WNBA season for the Wash Styx , but i could have sworn Ylena also played for the ATL Dream ? Pilight ?



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PostPosted: 10/16/20 3:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://www.bulletsforever.com/platform/amp/2020/10/15/21517903/washington-mystics-wnba-yelena-leuchanka-released-jail-belarus



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PostPosted: 10/16/20 3:49 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Yes. She played 51 games for Atlanta and only 6 for Washington. She actually also played 4 games for the Charlotte Sting in 2006.


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PostPosted: 10/23/20 10:15 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Emma Meesseman and Angel McCoughtry are also mentioned in this article.

https://thenext.substack.com/p/inside-former-wnba-player-yelena



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