Date of birth: 30 December 1967
Date of detention: 30 June 2021
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1
Valeryia Kastsiuhova is a political scientist, analyst, founder and editor of the site of the expert community "Nashe Mneniye" (Our Opinion"), editor and author of the "Belarusian Yearbook" and head of a group of monitoring experts "Belarus in Focus".
Kastsiuhova was detained on June 30, 2021 after a search of her home. The search was carried out by KGB officers. She was placed in a pre-trial detention center and later transferred to pre-trial detention center No. 1.