Journalist Alena Dounar released from jail after 30 days of arrest

Journalist Alena Dounar released from the detention center on Akrestsina Street in Minsk after 30 days of arrest. Photo: belsat.eu

Freelancer Alena Dounar has been released from the detention center after 30 days of arrest.

“I survived thanks to the support of my relatives. Notes were passed to me. But when I was to be released, but they told me that there was another protocol … I had no strength, I wanted to surrender, I just couldn’t stand it for 15 days, but some strength appeared, and I told myself that I have to hold on,” Alena said after release.

Journalist Alena Dounar (in red) is released from the detention center on Akrestsin Street in Minsk after 30 days of arrest. Photo: belsat.eu

Alena said that in Baranavichy she was in a cell with 18 people. At Akrestsin Street, the girl was alone almost all the time, for four days she was transferred to a punishment cell without explanation.

Journalist Alena Dounar (in red) is released from the detention center on Akrestsin Street in Minsk after 30 days of arrest. Photo: belsat.eu
Journalist Alena Dounar (in red) is released from the detention center on Akrestsin Street in Minsk after 30 days of arrest. Photo: belsat.eu

Alena Dounar, 23, was detained on September 26 at the Women’s March. Two protocols were filed on her: for participation in the action on September 26 and disobedience to the police. The judge Alyaksandr Rudenka did not only sentenced the girl to jail, but also fined her 1,350 rubles. On October 2, she was transferred from the Zhodzina detention center to Baranavichy, since “there were not enough places in Zhodzina”.

On October 12, the girl was given another 15 days of arrest.

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