Nasta Palazhanka

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Nasta Palazhanka (2013)

Nasta Palazhanka (Russian: Наста Палажанка) is an activist in Belarus.[1][2] In 2011, she received the International Women of Courage Award from the U. S. State Department.[3][4]

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Palazhanka became part of the youth movement in Belarus at the age of 14. In 2011 she became the Deputy Chairperson of the Malady Front (Young Front), an NGO in Belarus.[3] She worked for freedom and human rights in Belarus, in spite of threats, harassment, and imprisonment.[1]

In September 2011, she was engaged to another Young Front activist, Zmitser Dashkevich.[5] They got married in December 2012, when Palazhanka visited him in Hrodno prison.[6]

In July 2022, Nasta and Zmitser Dashkevich were sentenced for participating in the 2020 protests.[7]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "AWIU » Page not found". Archived from the original on 2014-09-05. Retrieved 2015-07-12. {{cite web}}: Cite uses generic title (help)
  2. "Women of Courage 2011".
  3. 3.0 3.1 "2011 International Women of Courage Award Winners".
  4. "International Women of Courage Awards". 10 March 2011.
  5. "'Conditional Release' Demanded For Jailed Belarusian Activist". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. 12 September 2011. Archived from the original on 31 October 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  6. Claire Bigg (28 December 2012). "Belarusian Opposition Activist Ties The Knot In Prison". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Archived from the original on 2 January 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  7. "Измена государству, комментарий, фото и протест. Главные суды в Беларуси за неделю". BBC News (in Russian). 2022-07-15. Retrieved 2023-03-25.