Leanid Sudalenka

human rights activist, chairman of the Homieĺ branch of the Human Rights Center "Viasna"

Date of birth: 23 Sep

Date of detention: 18 Jan 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. 3

Leanid Sudalenka is a human rights activist and chairman of the Homieĺ branch of the Human Rights Center "Viasna".

Leanid Sudalenka is has been defending human rights for 20 years. He has provided free legal assistance, including by preparing individual complaints to the UN Human Rights Committee on behalf of Belarusian nationals whose rights were violated by the government. For his human rights work, he was awarded the prestigious prize of the French Republic “Freedom-Equality-Brotherhood” in 2018. In 2019, he became the winner of the National Human Rights Prize in the nomination “Human Rights Defender of the Year”.

In 2020, Leanid Sudalenka provided legal assistance in appealing against court rulings issued for participating in peaceful assemblies that took place in Homieĺ after the presidential election of August 9.

Sudalenka was detained on January 18 as part of a criminal case under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization or active participation in group actions which gravely breach public order) and was remanded in a detention center.

On January 21, he was transferred to a pre-trial detention center, and his detention was extended by 10 days.

On January 28, Sudalenka faced official charges under Parts 1 and 2 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code (organization and preparation of actions grossly violating public order and financing such activities). He remains in custody in pre-trial detention center No. 3 in Homieĺ.

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 3. 246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A

Addresses of prisons:

  • Pre-trial detention center No. 1
    220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2
    8 017 218-79-05
    123 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 7
    224030, Brest, vulica Savieckich pamiežnikaŭ 37
    8 017 218-79-01
    26 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 8
    222163, Žodzina, vulica Savieckaja 22A
    26 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 6
    225413, Baranavičy, vulica Bresckaja 258B
    16 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center of KGB
    220050, Minsk, Main Post Office, subscriber box 8
    4 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 3
    246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A
    16 persons
  • Prison No. 1
    230023, Hrodna, vulica Kirava 1
    6 persons
  • Prison No. 4
    212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A
    6 persons
  • Penal colony No. 17
    213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1
    3 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 2
    210026, Viciebsk, vulica Haharyna 2
    6 persons
  • Penal colony No. 1
    211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 49
    213010, Škloŭ, vulica Maladziožnaja 2B
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 3
    211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 15
    213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 39
    222002, Krupki district, Krupki-2
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 26
    231724, Hrodna district, village Hinovičy, 1
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 46
    213188, Kruhlaje, vulica Savieckaja, 96
    1 person
  • House arrest
    3 persons
  • Temporary detention center
    220089, Minsk, 1-y zavulak Akrescina 36
    1 person
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