Date of birth: 18 April 1985
Date of detention: 19 May 2021
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 391 of the Criminal Code - Insulting a judge
art. 188 of the Criminal Code - Defamation
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 8
Volha Takarchuk is a blogger and designer based in Minsk.
She was detained several times after the 2020 elections. On May 19, 2021, her apartment was searched. At that time, she was already a suspect under two articles of the Criminal Code: Art. 391 (insulting a judge) and Art. 188 (slander against members of an election commission).
She eventually faced new charges under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (group actions grossly violating public order).