Alena Laptsionak

Viasna human rights defender

Date of birth: 15 July 1968

Date of detention: 14 July 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 243 of the Criminal Code - Evasion of taxes and fees

Prison: Temporary detention center

Alena Laptsionak is a human rights activist of "Viasna".

She was detained on July 14 during mass searches of civil society representatives. Her home was searched. The search warrant included three articles of the Criminal Code: part 1 and 2 of Article 342 (organizing and participating in actions that grossly disrupting public order) and part 2 of Article 243 (tax evasion)

Alena was taken to the Investigative Committee and subsequently detained for 72 hours under a the criminal case.

She was released after spending 72 hours in detention.

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