Uladzimir Labkovich

lawyer at Viasna

Date of birth: 22 October 1978

Date of detention: 14 July 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 243 of the Criminal Code — Evasion of taxes and fees

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1

Godparent: Stefan Gelbhaar, Member of the German Bundestag

Uladzimir Labkovich is a lawyer at "Viasna" and coordinator of the campaign "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections".

Uladzimir was detained together with his wife Nina Labkovich on July 14, 2021 after a search in their apartment. They were taken to the Financial Investigation Department and then to the Investigative Committee for interrogation. Nina was later released, while Uladzimir was remanded in pre-trial detention center No. 1 in Minsk.

“Criminal prosecution of Viasna members is not related to their work,” authorities responded to the UN request

The website of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has published the official response of the Belarusian government to the request of four Special Rapporteurs on the search and detention of human rights defenders, NGO representatives, and independent media, which took place in July 2021.

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

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