Dziyana Charnushyna

sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 12 August 1986

Date of detention: 29 July 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 6 February 2023

Date of release: 30 April 2024

Judge: Ala Skuratovich

Prosecutor: Aksana Sakovich

Dziyana Charnushyna is a partner of UCP member Andrus Asmalouski. She was arrested on July 29, 2022, and placed in pre-trial detention. Charnushyna was charged with ‘active participation in group actions that grossly violate the public order’ under Article 342 of the Criminal Code. It is known, that she has a minor child.

According to the prosecution, Asmalouski, Charnushyna, and Artur Smaliakou took an active part in a protest in Minsk on August 23, 2020. The prosecution believes that the UCP members grossly violated the public order, failed to respond to police calls, disrupted the peace of citizens, and obstructed public transportation traffic.

The trial commenced on October 27, 2022, in the Frunzienski District Court of Minsk.

On October 31, 2022, Judge Ala Skuratovich sentenced Charnushyna to 24 months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.

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