Iryna Slaunikava

journalist

Date of detention: 30 October 2021

Charges indicted:

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

Godparent: Thomas Hacker

Iryna Slaunikava

Iryna Slaunikava, a former Belsat TV representative in Belarus, was detained at Minsk airport on October 30, 2021 as she and her husband were returning from vacation.

On November 1, judge Maksim Trusevich of the Pieršamajski District Court of Minsk sentenced both to 15 days of administrative imprisonment for allegedly posting content on Facebook that was earlier labeled as “extremist”.

On November 15, for the second time in a row, the journalist was sentenced to 15 days administrative imprisonment, after judge Maksim Trusevich of the Pieršamajski District Court of Minsk found her guilty on charges of “disorderly conduct”.

On November 26, it became known that Iryna Slaunikava was a suspect in a case under Article 342 of the Criminal Code ("organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them").

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

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