Together with my family we participated in all the protests, including the Women's Marches. In addition to expressing our civic position at rallies and marches, we also actively participated in neighborhood activities. For a long time no one detained us, but several times I was shown on BT in stories as a socially dangerous parent who goes to marches with children. On April 12, 2022 everything changed.
On that day, in the yard of my house, my husband, Konstantin Vysochin, was arrested by officers of the GUBOP. He was accused in article 342 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus — "organization of actions that grossly violate public order". He was kept in the investigative isolation ward in Akrestsin Street for 11 days and then transferred to Minsk pre-trial detention center #1, where he stayed until the trial, which took place on August 12th. At the trial he was sentenced to three years of restricted freedom in an open institution.
During the investigative actions in Kostya's phone they found materials for bringing me, Inna Lishik, to criminal responsibility. At the insistence of my lawyer and friends, a month after my husband's arrest I left Belarus with two small children to a visa-free country, where with the help of the foundation I got a visa and could come to Lithuania. Our family was not prepared for such circumstances. Now we have to start our life from scratch and we would be grateful to everyone who will help us through the difficulties along the way.
How much needed?
1650€ — apartment rent and deposit; buying winter clothes for children; household arrangements.