will be tried on July 4, the husband of the political prisoner
Ihar Ilyash said
A new criminal case against Katsyaryna became known in February 2022, this time the journalist was accused of treason.
Katsyaryna was transferred from the colony to the pre-trial detention center No. 3 in Homel. The new investigation lasted less than two months.
The trial could have started in May, but nothing is known about it yet.
Ekaterina Bakhvalova (Andreeva) was detained on November 15, 2020 during a live broadcast from Peremen Square, where an action in memory of the deceased protester Raman Bandarenka took place.
On February 18, 2021, she and camerawoman Darya Chultsova were found guilty of organizing actions that grossly violate public order and sentenced to 2 years in a penal colony.
Since the beginning of the new investigation in February 2022, Andreeva has been kept in the pre-trial detention center No. 3 in Homel.
She has no problems in correspondence with relatives, letters pass very quickly and almost all.
Catherine hardly receives mail from other people.
Article 356 of the Criminal Code "Treason" provides for imprisonment for a term of 7 to 20 years.
The first term of the journalist's imprisonment ends in September 2022.