The closed trial of TVP journalist

Irina Slavnikova

began on June 23 in the Gomel Regional Court.

On the same day, the court was adjourned until July 6.

The details of the investigation of the journalist's case are still unknown.

Today it became known that the prosecutor invited Slavnikova, who is charged under the articles "organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order" (Article 342 of the Criminal Code) and "creating an extremist organization" (part 1 of Article 361-1 of the Criminal Code), 4 years of imprisonment.

Iryna herself wrote about this in a letter to the public, BAJ reports.

Slavnikova and her husband Alexander Loika were detained on October 30, 2021 at the Minsk airport when they were returning from vacation.

The spouses served 30 days of administrative arrest each: the first 15 allegedly for "dissemination of extremist materials", the second 15 - for "petty hooliganism".

After some time it became known that Iryna Slavnikova became a suspect under Art.

342 of the Criminal Code ("Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them").

And at the end of April 2022, Iryna's father Aleksandar Slavnikov found out that his daughter was charged with "creating an extremist organization".

At the beginning of June, Irina was transferred from the Minsk pre-trial detention center to the Voladarsky pre-trial detention center to the Gomel pre-trial detention center-3.