Date of birth: 30 Aug
Date of detention: 9 Sep 2020
Art. 361 of the Criminal Code - Calls for actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of the Republic of Belarus
Illia Salei is Maryia Kalesnikava's lawyer.
He was detained on September 9 and his apartment was searched. Salei was then taken to the Investigative Committee for interrogation.
The Investigative Committee said that Salei was suspected of a criminal offense under Part 3 of Art. 361 of the Criminal Code (appeals to actions aimed at harming the national security of the Republic of Belarus). He was detained for 72 hours and then for two months.
Salei was held in pre-trial detention center No. 1 in Minsk.
*On October 16, Salei was released from pre-trial detention and placed under house arrest before trial, which still qualifies him as a political prisoner