Tatsiana Vadalazhskaya

sociologist, released awaiting sentence commencement

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")

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 of 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.

On 23 March, Tatsiana was detained again when she went to the Investigation Committee to get an answer to her request for permission to go to Lithuania for medical treatment. She was placed in pre-detention center. Tatsiana's lawyer is under an order of nondisclosure.

On June 7, 2022, Zavodski District Court of Minsk passed a verdict in the criminal case against Tatsiana Vadalazhskaya. Judge Aleh Kaliada considered the case.  The prosecution requested 2.5 years of freedom restriction in an open-type penitentiary and the judge sustained the request.

Tatsiana Vadalazhskaya was released awaiting the commencement of the sentence.

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

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