Anita Bakunovich


Date of birth: 10 July 2003

Date of detention: 21 September 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. 361-1 of the Criminal Code — Creation of an extremist formation, or participation in it
Art. 371 of the Criminal Code — Illegal crossing of the state border of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 21 July 2023

Judge: Siarhei Shatsila, Viktar Sianko

Prison: Penal colony No. 4

Cases: Пратэсты Гродна

Anita Bakunovich was detained on February 23, 2022. She was charged under Article 342 of the Criminal Code and placed in a detention center.

On June 30, 2022, Bakunovich was sentenced by the Savietski District Court of Minsk to 24 months of restricted freedom under home confinement.

On September 21, 2022, she was arrested in Hrodna. Since September 24, she has been kept in the KGB detention center for attempting to illegally cross the state border (Article 371 of the Criminal Code), Viasna understands.

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

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