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Marina Kostylianchenko

HRD, Journalist &

Marina Kostylianchenko is a journalist and woman human rights defender at Human Rights Centre Viasna (HRC Viasna). She gathers information on human rights violations in Belarus, particularly since the unrest in the wake of the August 2020 Presidential election results and has worked on publications for the HRC Viasna website.

HRDs are systematically subjected to intimidation and harassment, including judicial harassment, restrictions on freedom of expression, association and assembly, and movement, as well as arbitrary detention and conviction, ill-treatment and defamation, searches of offices and personal belongings, and confiscations of equipment.