Protest videos posted by jailed vlogger Volha Takarchuk no more on her YouTube channel

Volha Takarchuk. Screenshot: Her channel on Youtube

The videos which the imprisoned vlogger Volha Takarchuk was publishing during the post-election protests have disappeared from her YouTube channel.

A week ago, all the films remained in public access, but now one can see only videos about her children and family on the channel. It is the readers who have noticed the changes.

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).

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.

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