activist of Siarhei Tsikhanouski's project "A Country for Living"
Date of birth: 26 May 1988
Date of detention: 15 Nov 2020
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 8
Volha Paulava graduated from the Medical University and was engaged in the promotion of professional cosmetics at a major company. During the 2020 election, she became an activist of Siarhei Tsikhanouski's project "A Country for Living" and a member of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya's nomination group, collecting signatures to support her nomination.
After the election, Volha took part in protests. She was detained four times. Volha was last detained at a rally staged to commemorate the death of protester Raman Bandarenka, after which a criminal case was opened against her.
Volha was charged under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization of actions which gravely breach public order). In December, Volha spent 17 days in a punishment cell ten of which she was on a hunger strike.