Volha Filatchankava

BSUIR professor, sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison

Date of birth: 6 April 1979

Date of detention: 12 November 2020

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: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Maryna Fiodarava

Prosecutor: Anastasiya Maliko, Raman Chabatarou

Prison: Penal colony No. 4

Volha Filatchankava

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.

On July 16, 2021, Filatchankava was sentenced to two years and six months in prison.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 4. 246035, Homieĺ, vulica Antoshkina 3

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