Date of birth: 6 April 1979
Date of detention: 12 November 2020
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: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Maryna Fiodarava
Prosecutor: Anastasiya Malika, Raman Chabatarou
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1
Volha Filatchankava is a professor at the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics. A participant in a video appeal by BSUIR professors against violence. Volha took part in a strike.
She was detained on November 12, the same day her house was searched.
Volha was charged under Art. 342, Part 1 of the Criminal Code (organization or participation in group actions that gravely violate public order). She was first taken into custody in the KGB pre-trial prison, but then was transferred to pre-trial detention center No. 1.