director of BelaPAN news agency
Date of birth: 29 November 1965
Date of detention: 18 August 2021
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1
Iryna Leushyna is director of the BelaPAN news agency.
Leushyna was arested on August 18, 2021, after security officers searched her home and BelaPAN's office in Minsk.
Iryna 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, Leushyna was transferred to pre-trial detention center No. 1 in Minsk.
In early September, Leushyna was officially charged under Part 2 of Art. 243 of the Criminal Code (tax evasion entailing large-scale damage).