Danuta Peradnia

student, sentenced to 6 1/2 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 26 January 2002

Date of detention: 28 February 2022

Charges indicted:

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

On the list of “terrorists” (money transfers are prohibited)
Danuta Peradnia

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.

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

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