student, sentenced to 6 1/2 years of imprisonment
Date of birth: 26 January 2002
Date of detention: 28 February 2022
Art. 361 of the Criminal Code — Calls for actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Sentence: 6 1/2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Alena Kartavenka
Prison: Penal colony No. 4
Godparent: Bettina Stark-Watzinger
Danuta Peradnia is an honors student. She studied Roman-Germanic philology at the Mahiliou State A. Kuleshov University, from which she was expelled after her detention on February 28, 2022.
She was taken into custody under Article 361 of the Criminal Code for appeals to restrictive measures (sanctions), and Article 368 of the Criminal Code for insulting Aliaksandr Lukashenka. She was accused of reposting a text in one of the local chats, which harshly criticized the actions of Vladimir Putin and Aliaksandr Lukashenka in unleashing war in Ukraine. It also called for street protests and stated that the Belarusian army has no prospects in case it enters the war directly.
On July 1, 2022, the Kiraŭ District Court found Danuta guilty and sentenced her to six and a half years in a general-security penal colony.