Nadezhda is a physician who worked as a medical examiner in Minsk for more than 10 years. In October 2021 she was forced to flee Belarus with her husband and child because of criminal prosecution and threats against her family.
Nadezhda came out to protests demanding new elections, posted photos with a white-red-white flag on her social networks, helped the injured in the street, and conducted an examination of the severity of injuries of injured protesters, for which she came to the attention of law enforcement officials, including the SCSE's own security service. When the first people detained during the protests began to be released from the detention center on Okrestina, an endless stream of victims moved to the general examination department. In August alone we had to examine 70 people a day. (from an interview with https://www.bbc.com/russian/features-59306484).
In August the spouses were detained by the Alpha group of the KGB and charged under the articles terrorism and the creation of an illegal armed formation. After the interrogation and detention on Okrestin they were released on their own recognizance not to leave. In the current situation they decided to urgently leave the country. They have now requested international protection in Poland.
How much is needed?
2500 € — to cover the costs of renting accommodation, legalization of stay.