Natalia Radzina

Journalist of the Charter-97 web-site. Born on 3 May 1979 in the town of Kobryn in the family of an officer. She has worked with various independent periodicals – Imya, Narodnaya Volia, Naviny, Nasha Svaboda. Repeatedly arrested and beaten during opposition rallies. On 16 March 2010 she was beaten during the search at the Charter-97 office. In 2010 Natalia was nominated by the British human rights group Index on Censorship for the Freedom of Expression award for “fighting against repressions and activities aimed at changing political climate.”

Chronicle of repression

She was detained at the Charter-97 office on 20 December 2010 and put into the KGB pre-trial prison. In late December she was charged under the article 293 (organizing mass riot) as she took part in 19 December 2010 rally. On 28 December Natalia was put under house arrest in her native town of Kobryn. She was called for interrogation on 31 March and decided to leave the country. She has  applied for asylum in Lithuania. Currently lives in Poland.

In October 2011, the Committee to Protect Journalists announced Natalia Radina the laureate of its International Press Freedom Award.


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