Tatsiana Lasitsa

Volunteer, Viasna HRC

Detained: 21 Jan 2021
Charges: Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Status: Sentenced to 2.5 years in a medium-security penal colony

Tatsiana Lasitsa is a human rights activist from Rečyca, a volunteer of the Homieĺ branch of the Human Rights Center "Viasna".

Tatsiana Lasitsa was detained on January 21 at the Minsk airport by officers of the Interior Ministry.

She is a suspect in a criminal case under Part 1 and Part 2 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization or active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order). She was remanded in custody pending indictment.

On 3 November, 2021, in a closed trial, judge Siarhei Salouski of Centraĺny District Court in Homieĺ delivered the verdict in Lasitsa’s case: she was sentenced to 2.5 years in penal colony.