Volha Zalatar

Date of birth: 7 Jul 1983

Date of detention: 18 Mar 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 361-1 of the Criminal Code - Creation of an extremist formation

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1

Volha Zalatar. Photo: euroradio.fm

Volha Zalatar is an activist and volunteer from Ždanovičy near Minsk. She was an observer in the 2020 elections. Volha graduated from the BSU's Lyceum and the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences of BSU. She has five minor children.

Volha was detained on March 18 when she was taking her 10-year-old daughter to a music school. GUBAZIK officers stopped her car around and escorted her home. A search was carried out there, after which Volha was taken to a remand prison, and later transferred to pre-trial detention center No. 1.

The press service of the Minsk regional police reported that the woman was detained for her "active protest activity", as she was the administrator of a local chat and organized unauthorized mass events: tea parties, walks, and concerts.

On March 29, Volha was charged with "creating an extremist formation or leading such a formation or a structural unit within it" (Article 361-1 of the Criminal Code).

On March 31, the Partyzanski District Court rejected Volha's lawyer's appeal against the detention order. She remains in the Minsk remand prison No. 1 on Valadarski Street.

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 1. 220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2

Addresses of prisons:

  • Pre-trial detention center No. 1
    220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2
    8 017 218-79-05
    120 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 7
    224030, Brest, vulica Savieckich pamiežnikaŭ 37
    8 017 218-79-01
    52 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 8
    222163, Žodzina, vulica Savieckaja 22A
    32 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 6
    225413, Baranavičy, vulica Bresckaja 258B
    21 person
  • Pre-trial detention center of KGB
    220050, Minsk, Main Post Office, subscriber box 8
    3 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 3
    246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A
    25 persons
  • Prison No. 1
    230023, Hrodna, vulica Kirava 1
    12 persons
  • Prison No. 4
    212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A
    12 persons
  • Penal colony No. 17
    213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8
    8 persons
  • Penal colony No. 9
    213410, Horki, vulica Dabraliubava 16
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1
    4 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 2
    210026, Viciebsk, vulica Haharyna 2
    5 persons
  • Penal colony No. 1
    211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8
    5 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 49
    213010, Škloŭ, vulica Maladziožnaja 2B
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 3
    211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba
    4 persons
  • Penal colony No. 15
    213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183
    7 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 39
    222002, Krupki district, Krupki-2
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 26
    231724, Hrodna district, village Hinovičy, 1
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 46
    213188, Kruhlaje, vulica Savieckaja, 96
    1 person
  • House arrest
    3 persons
  • Temporary detention center
    220089, Minsk, 1-y zavulak Akrescina 36
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 13
    211791, Hlubokaje, Saveckaja 205
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 29
    230415, Vaŭkavysk, vulica Rakasouskaha 118
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 48
    213765, Asipovičy, vulica Sumchanki 38
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 43
    212003, Mahilioŭ, vulica Čaliuskincaŭ 76a
    3 persons
  • Penal colony No. 4
    246035, Gomel, vulica Антошкина 3
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 22
    225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20
    5 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 7
    225136, Pružany district, Kuplina
    2 persons
  • Center for Isolation
    247350, Buda-Kašaliova, vulica Pijanierskaja 2, temporary detention facility
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 17
    Homeil, vul. Barysenka, 13, building 2
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 9
    210034, Vitebsk, street 3rd Chepinskaya, 39
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 45
    225073, Brest region, Kamenetsky district, Sushki
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 6
    225889, Brest region, Kobrin district, Lushchyky
    1 person
  • Scientific And Practical Center For Mental Health
    220053, Minsk, Daŭhinaŭski trakt 152
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 21
    1 person
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