She is an activist and editor of popular telegram channels such as "Moya strana Belarus" (My country is Belarus).
She was detained on the 18th of November by officials of the investigative services disguised as a Housing Maintenance Service staff. When her mother entered the house, they asked whether hot water functioned. When the mother answered that she did not live there, people entered the house with her and pushed her away. Irina's apartment was searched, her laptop, phone, and money were seized. Then they took her for interrogation to the Investigation Committee.