Tatsiana Vadalazhskaya

sociologist, sentenced to 2 1/2 years of freedom restriction


Date of birth: 30 October 1973

Date of detention: 4 August 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")

Prison sentence start date: 7 October 2022

Judge: Aleh Kaliada

Prosecutor: Mikalai Dziatsel

Prison: Open correctional facility No. 1

Tatsiana Vadalazhskaya is a sociologist, senior analyst at the Center for European Transformation and expert in the analytical group of the Agency for Humanitarian Technologies.

She was detained on August 4, 2021, after her apartment was searched as part of a criminal investigation.

On August 14, Vadalazhskaya was released after spending 10 days in detention, in the status of a suspect under Part 1 of Article 342 (Organization and preparation of actions grossly disrupting public order). The Investigation Committee summoned her for several interrogations.

On 23 March, Vadalazhskaya was arrested when she came to the Investigation Committee to receive an answer to her request for permission to go to Lithuania for medical treatment. She was placed in remand prison #1 in Minsk pending trial. Vadalazhskaya's lawyer was under an order of nondisclosure.

On June 7, 2022, in the Zavodski District Court of Minsk, Judge Aleh Kaliada found Tatsiana Vadalazhskaya guilty and sentenced her to 2 years and 6 months of freedom restriction in an open-type penitentiary.

Tatsiana Vadalazhskaya was released awaiting the commencement of her sentence. In October 2022, she began serving her sentence in open-type penal colony #1 in Brest.

Mail address: Open correctional facility No. 1. 224025, Brest, Belarusskaya str., 84a

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