Alena Dziadziulia

sentenced to 1 year, released after serving the term

Date of birth: 5 July 1970

Date of detention: 2 September 2021

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code — Hooliganism committed by a group of persons

Sentence: 1 year

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 10 May 2022

Judge: Viktoryia Sudnik

Prosecutor: Yaraslau Larychau

Alena Dziadziulia was detained for painting protest slogans on haystacks.

On September 2, 2021, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs said that four men and three women from Minsk, aged from 27 to 51, were detained the night before near the M1 highway. They were detained for painting protest slogans on more than 80 haystacks. A criminal case was opened against the detainees under Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code (malicious hooliganism).

On January 31, the Staŭbcy District Court pronounced verdicts in the "painted hay bale case." Judge Viktoryia Sudnik sentenced Alena Dziadziulia to 1 year in a general-security penal colony. During the trial, some details of the arrest were revealed: security officers came with machine guns, officers painted swastikas on the detainees, some of the detainees were beaten.

Alena served her sentence in full and was released from prison on May 10, 2022.

Six political prisoners in the “hay bale case” sentenced to prison. Security forces painted swastika on the detainees

On January 31, the Staŭbcy District Court pronounced verdicts in the "painted hay bale case." In this case, seven political prisoners were detained on September 1, 2022.

 

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