Ala Novikava

Date of birth: 21 July 1962

Date of detention: 5 January 2023

Charges indicted:

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

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

Date of release: 21 April 2023

Judge: Volha Niaborskaya

Following a 15-day administrative arrest, a criminal case was opened against Ala Novikava from Minsk.

First, they checked her cell phone and found out that she was subscribed to a local "extremist" Telegram channel and had made a repost there. Later, when Novikova was in the detention center, a photo of her taking part in the 2020 protests was found on the Internet.

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