Imprisoned vlogger Volha Takarchuk put in punishment cell for unknown reason

Volha Takarchuk. Photo: Volha Takarchuk / Youtube














On June 9, the Zhodzina prison authorities refused to accept a food parcel for jailed vlogger Volha Takarchuk; she turned out to have been placed in solitary confinement until June 14, her father Andrey Takarchuk told RFE/RL.

The man was also told that his daughter had allegedly violated the internal rules of conducts, but the prison guaards failed to elaborate what she had done wrong.

The parents brought to the remand prison in Zhodzina the things which Volha had asked for in the letter: cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, garlic, black bread. However, this time food products will not be handed over to the woman.

“Imprisonment is shock ipso facto. And the punishment is double shock,” Volha’s father, who is a former policeman, believes.

On May 19, the police searched Volha’s flat and arrested her. Previously, she had been repeatedly detained and fined amid the 2020 protests in Belarus. The Belarusian human rights communiry recognised her as a political prisoner.

The reputed Minsk vlogger was charged withdefamation’ (Article 188 of the Criminal Code), ‘insulting a judge’ (Article 391) and ‘organisation of actions that grossly violate public order’ (Article 342 of the Criminal Code).

Her husband Dzmitry and two minor children do not lose hope for Volha’s being released in the near future. Currently, her Youtube channel has almost 37,000 subscribers.

Blogger Volha Takarchuk fined and left in jail