Aksana Yuchkavich

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 2 November 1989

Date of detention: 23 January 2024

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code β€” Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: restricted freedom under home confinement ("domashnyaya khimiya")

Judge: Yuliya Krepskaya

Aksana Yuchkavich is a well-known Christian activist in the Roman Catholic community in Belarus.

Yuchkavich is particularly recognized among Catholics in Minsk for organizing numerous events. She is a former journalist of the official national Catholic portal catholic.by. During Cardinal Pietro Parolin's visit to Belarus in 2015, Aksana interviewed him on behalf of the portal.

Aksana dedicated much of her time and energy to helping those in need. She worked at the Christian social center of the Charitable Mission of the Good Samaritan in Minsk.

She is charged under Article 342 of the Criminal Code.

 

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