Dzmitry Navazhylau

ex-director of BelaPAN news agency

Date of birth: 12 August 1972

Date of detention: 18 August 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 243 of the Criminal Code — Evasion of taxes and fees
Art. 361-1 of the Criminal Code — Creation of an extremist formation, or participation in it

Judge: Viachaslau Tuleyka

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1

Godparent: Min Li Marti, member of the Swiss National Council

Dzmitry Navazhylau is former director of the BelaPAN news agency.

Navazhylau was arested on August 18, 2021, after security officers searched his home and BelaPAN's office in Minsk.

Navazhylau was detained for 72 hours under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization or preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or participation in them).

10 days after arrest, Navazhylau was transferred to pre-trial detention center No. 1 in Minsk.

In early September, Navazhylau was officially charged under Part 2 of Art. 243 of the Criminal Code (tax evasion entailing large-scale damage).

In November, Navazhylau faced new charges of “creating an extremist formation”. 

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 1. 220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2

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