HRD & Head
Legal Assistance to the Population
Case HistoryStatus: Released
Oleg Volchek is a human rights defender and Head of the human rights centre, Legal Assistance to the Population, which provides free legal assistance to citizens on matters of labour and housing, as well as civil and political rights. Despite the centre being arbitrarily banned by the authorities in 2003, it continues its work. In 1999, Oleg Volchek was in charge of an independent committee which investigated the forced disappearance of the former Belarusian Minister of Internal Affairs and one of the leading opposition politicians, Yury Zakharenko.