Yulia Shardyka

Сhief accountant of the PandaDoc software company

Date of detention: 2 September 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 4 of Art. 209 of the Criminal Code - Fraud committed by an organized group or on a large scale

Date of release: 13 October 2020

*Yulia Shardyka is chief accountant of the PandaDoc software company. She was arrested on September 2 and taken into custody as a suspect in a criminal case under Part 4 of Art. 210 of the Criminal Code (theft through abuse of official capacity). On the same day, her apartment and office were searched.

PandaDoc founder Mikita Mikada publicly condemned the political repression in Belarus. In response to the events of August 6-11, Mikada and his business partner Siarhei Barysiuk launched an initiative called Protect Belarus to help law enforcement officers who lost their jobs after refusing to carry out criminal orders.

Shardyka was held in pre-trial detention center No. 1 in Minsk.

On September 11, she was charged with "fraud committed by an organized group or on a large scale" (Part 4 of Article 209 of the Criminal Code).

HRDs call to end repression and release political prisoners

*On October 13, Shardyka was released from pre-trial detention.

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