Reputed Belarusian human rights activist Nasta Loyka released but restricted

On Monday, human rights defender Nasta Loyka has been released after being questioned several times, human rights organisation Human Constanta reports.

On August 13, Nasta was detained by employees of the Financial Investigations Department (it is part of the State Control Committee). The activist is suspected of ‘assisting in tax evasion’ (Article 243 of the Criminal Code) in the case of HRC Viasna.

Having spent about 72 hours under arrest, Nasta Loyka went at large, but she had to sign a written pledge not to leave Belarus and an obligation to appear at the police’s when submitted.

En masse: Police raiding offices of Belarusian human rights organisations, flats of activists