Maryia Kalesnikava

member of the presidium of the Coordination Council, head of the campaign headquarters of former presidential nominee Viktar Babaryka

Date of birth: 24 Apr 1982

Date of detention: 7 Sep 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 361 of the Criminal Code - Calls for actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of the Republic of Belarus

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1

Maryia Kalesnikava is a member of the presidium of the Coordination Council, head of the campaign headquarters of former presidential nominee Viktar Babaryka.

She was abducted on September 7 in Minsk and, along with two other members of the Coordination Council, Anton Radniankou and Ivan Krautsou, forcibly brought to the Ukrainian border to be expelled from the country. However, by tearing her passport and jumping out of the car, Kalesnikava foiled the special operation of deportation organized by the security forces.

On September 9, it became known that the woman had been arrested and 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).

Kalesnikava was held in pre-trial detention center No. 1 in Minsk. On September 11, she was transferred to the pre-trial prison in Žodzina.

On September 16, she faced formal charges under Part 3 of Art. 361 of the Criminal Code.

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
    105 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 7
    224030, Brest, vulica Savieckich pamiežnikaŭ 37
    8 017 218-79-01
    17 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 8
    222163, Žodzina, vulica Savieckaja 22A
    22 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 6
    225413, Baranavičy, vulica Bresckaja 258B
    15 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
    7 persons
  • Prison No. 1
    230023, Hrodna, vulica Kirava 1
    3 persons
  • Prison No. 4
    212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A
    4 persons
  • Penal colony No. 17
    213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 9
    213410, Horki, vulica Dabraliubava 16
    1 person
  • Center for Isolation of Offenders
    220089, Minsk, 1-y zavulak Akrescina 36
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1
    1 person
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 2
    210026, Viciebsk, vulica Gagaryna 2
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 1
    211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8
    1 person
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