Nasta Palazhanka

Belarusian politician
Nasta Palazhanka

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]


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]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "AWIU » Page not found".
  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.