Anastasiya Hancharevich

sentenced to 4 1/2 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 24 April 1978

Date of detention: 1 February 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 361-4 of the Criminal Code — Promoting extremist activities

Sentence: 4 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Iryna Lanchava

Prison: Penal colony No. 4

Anastasiya Hancharevich

Anastasiya Hancharevich was arrested on February 1, 2022, as she and her husband were on their way to work. Her home was searched. Anastasiya was charged under Article 342 of the Criminal Code (group actions grossly violating public order).

She was placed in pre-trial detention pending trial.

Hancharevich was at first only charged with ‘group actions that grossly violate the public order’ under Article 342 of the Criminal Code, but eventually, she was convicted also of ‘insulting the president’  (Article 368) and ‘promotion of extremist activity’ (Article 361-4). On October 26, 2022, Judge Iryna Lanchava of the Mahilioŭ Regional Court sentenced her to four years and six months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony. The case was heard in the closed-door trial.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 4. 246035, Homieĺ, vulica Antoshkina 3

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