Aliaksandra Patrasayeva

sentenced to 3 years of home imprisonment, released

Date of birth: 14 November 1999

Date of detention: 16 October 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code - Participation in riots

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: restricted freedom under home confinement ("domashnyaya khimiya")

Judge: Volha Malashenka

Prosecutor: Fiodar Sinitski

Aliaksandra Patrasayeva was detained on August 10 in Minsk. The girl joined the post-election protest to provide medical assistance to the victims of police violence, so she took with her respirators, bandages and peroxide. She came under fire and a raid, tried to escape, but ran into riot police. For three days, she was detained in Akrestsin Street, where she suffered torture: beatings, humiliation, insults, and rape threats. According to her, she was forced to undress, stand facing the fall with her hands in the air. She was badly beaten, including by a woman police officer. Then she was released.

After detention, her ligaments were severely injured as a result of beatings (later a plaster cast was applied). Her friend convinced the girl to see a doctor and try to complan to the Investigative Committee, but the girls were denied admission.

Aliaksandra was re-detained on October 16. She was charged under Article 293 of the Criminal Code ("rioting").

On April 7, 2021, Judge Volha Malashenka of the Maskoŭski District Court of Minsk sentenced Aliaksandra Patrasayeva to three years of restricted freedom known as “home imprisonment”. The convict was released in the courtroom.

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