Anastasiya Peravoshchykava

sentenced to 105 days in prison, released

Date of birth: 27 January 1989

Date of detention: 8 February 2021

Anastasiya Peravoshchykava is an activist based in Homieĺ.

The girl woman was first convicted in late January 2021. As of March 11, she has stood at least seven administrative trials on charges of participating in unauthorized protests (Art. 24.23 of the Administrative Code), and the total duration of her sentences has reached 105 days. The police searched Anastasiya Peravoshchykava and her grandfather's house, as a result of which all IT equipment was confiscated.

According to the activist's mother, the persecution of her daughter was prompted by the design of a flag she made for the Navabielicki district of Homieĺ. As a result, she was accused of participating in at least 10 peaceful protests.

Human rights activists of Viasna alerted several UN Special Rapporteurs to the woman's lengthy administrative imprisonment for participating in peaceful rallies.

Anastasiya Peravoshchykava was held in a temporary detention facility in the town of Buda-Kašaliova.

According to paragraph 3.1 of the Guidelines on the Definition of Political Prisoners, imprisonment (including administrative detention) in connection with the non-violent exercise of freedoms guaranteed by international human rights law is grounds for declaring the person in question a political prisoner and demanding their immediate release.

On May 9, Peravoshchykava was released after sevring 105 days in prison.

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