Zhanna Volkava

Date of birth: 4 July 1979

Date of detention: 11 May 2023

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Art. 367 of the Criminal Code — Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 361-2 of the Criminal Code — Financing the activities of an extremist group
Art. 361-4 of the Criminal Code — Promoting extremist activities

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Aleh Kharoshka

Prison: Penal colony No. 4

Zhanna Volkava was detained at school No. 63, where the woman came to meet her child’s teacher on May 11. Now Zhanna is in Homiel pre-trial detention center. She is charged with political Article 130 of the Criminal Code (Incitement to hatred).

According to media reports, during the 2020 protests, police detained Volkava on administrative charges.

 

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

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