Marfa Rabkova

human rights activist, coordinator of Viasna's Volunteer Service

Date of birth: 6 Jan 1995

Date of detention: 17 Sep 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal code - Training or other preparation of persons for participation in mass riots, or financing of this activity

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1

Marfa Rabkova

Marfa Rabkova is a human rights activist and coordinator of Viasna's Volunteer Service. She was detained together with her husband Vadzim Zharomski on the evening of September 17 and taken to the Minsk office of GUBAZIK (Interior Ministry’s Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption). Their apartment was searched, and equipment, personal money and belongings were confiscated.

Marfa Rabkova was told that she was being detained as part of a criminal case under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code (training or other preparation of persons to participate in riots, or funding such activities).

On September 19, she was transferred from a detention center to pre-trial prison No. 1 in Minsk.

A number of international human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, Front Line Defenders, and the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (a partnership of the World Organization Against Torture and FIDH), supported Marfa Rabkova and demanded her immediate release.

On February 11, Marfa Rabkova faced new criminal charges of “inciting social hostility to the government by a group of unidentified individuals” (Part 3 of Art. 130) and “involvement in a criminal organization” (Part 2 of Art. 285 of the Criminal Code).

If found guilty, Marfa Rabkova may be imprisoned for up to 12 years.

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

Addresses of prisons:

  • Pre-trial detention center No. 1
    220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2
    8 017 218-79-05
    116 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 7
    224030, Brest, vulica Savieckich pamiežnikaŭ 37
    8 017 218-79-01
    53 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 8
    222163, Žodzina, vulica Savieckaja 22A
    19 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 6
    225413, Baranavičy, vulica Bresckaja 258B
    23 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
    21 person
  • Prison No. 1
    230023, Hrodna, vulica Kirava 1
    9 persons
  • Prison No. 4
    212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A
    25 persons
  • Penal colony No. 17
    213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8
    13 persons
  • Penal colony No. 9
    213410, Horki, vulica Dabraliubava 16
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1
    4 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 2
    210026, Viciebsk, vulica Haharyna 2
    5 persons
  • Penal colony No. 1
    211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8
    10 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 49
    213010, Škloŭ, vulica Maladziožnaja 2B
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 3
    211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba
    8 persons
  • Penal colony No. 15
    213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183
    10 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 39
    222002, Krupki district, Krupki-2
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 26
    231724, Hrodna district, village Hinovičy, 1
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 46
    213188, Kruhlaje, vulica Savieckaja, 96
    1 person
  • House arrest
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 13
    211791, Hlubokaje, Saveckaja 205
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 29
    230415, Vaŭkavysk, vulica Rakasouskaha 118
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 48
    213765, Asipovičy, vulica Sumchanki 38
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 43
    212003, Mahilioŭ, vulica Čaliuskincaŭ 76a
    3 persons
  • Penal colony No. 4
    246035, Homieĺ, vulica Antoshkina 3
    4 persons
  • Penal colony No. 22
    225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20
    6 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 7
    225136, Pružany district, Kuplina
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 17
    Homeil, vul. Barysenka, 13, building 2
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 9
    210034, Vitebsk, street 3rd Chepinskaya, 39
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 45
    225073, Brest region, Kamenetsky district, Sushki
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 6
    225889, Brest region, Kobrin district, Lushchyky
    1 person
  • Scientific And Practical Center For Mental Health
    220053, Minsk, Daŭhinaŭski trakt 152
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 21
    247760, Mazyr, buĺvar Junasci, 24
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 11. 231900, Volkovysk, Rokossovsky str., 118
    1 person
  • Juvenile penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Hienierala Batava, 4
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 47
    213470, Mogilev region, Mstislavl, Kalinina str., 31
    1 person
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