Anastasiya Yarashevich

sentenced to 2 years, pardoned

Date of birth: 23 August 2001

Date of detention: 15 April 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 9 March 2022

Prosecutor: Stanislau Dmukhouski

Anastasiya Yarashevich is a 19-year-old resident of Lida, accused under Article 364 of the Criminal Code for violence against police officers.

According to the indictment, on 27 September 2020, in order to obstruct the actions of the police officers to detain an unknown man, the woman used violence against them. She tore off a shoulder strap from one of them and then struck him in the head. She only tore off a shoulder strap from the second one.

In the middle of April Anastasiya was sentenced to two years of imprisonment.

On March 9, 2022, human rights defenders learned that Anastasiya and several other women had been pardoned.

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