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Trial of former president of independent trade union Naftan Olga Brytikova begins
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Trial of former president of independent trade union Naftan Olga Brytikova begins

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On March 11, the Vitebsk Regional Court will open the trial of the former head of the Navopolatsk independent trade union "Naftan", political prisoner Olga Brytikova, behind closed doors. The activist is accused of inciting social enmity in accordance with Part 1 of Art. 130 of the Criminal Code.

Judge Galina Bondal, known for her convictions against political prisoners Yaroslav Kazakevich, Robert Kuznyatsov and others, was assigned to handle the case.

Olga Brytikova was arrested in the first half of August 2023.

Olga Brytikova worked at the Nafton company for 16 years, but was fired due to her union activities. Previously, she had been arrested several times for denouncing the war and distributing “extremist” materials. In 2022, she spent 105 days in prison, 75 of them in a row.

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