Ina Hlinskaya

Bank employee; sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment in penal colony


Date of birth: 16 January 1975

Date of detention: 28 December 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Art. 352 of the Criminal Code — Illegal acquisition of computer information
Art. 203-1 of the Criminal Code — Illegal actions with respect to information about private life and personal data

Sentence: 7 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 28 April 2023

Judge: Tatsiana Falkouskaya

Prison: Penal colony No. 4

Godparent: Kati Piri, Member of the Dutch House of Representatives

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

Ina Hlinskaya is a bank employee. She was arrested together with her daughter, Valeryia Hlinskaya, on December 28, 2021, by the officers of the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption (GUBAZiK) for allegedly leaking the personal data of law enforcement officers to the Black Book of Belarus–a Telegram channel publishing personal information of Belarusian law enforcers–in August 2020.

Valeryia and Ina Hlinskaya were tried under three articles of the Criminal Code: Part 3 of Article 130 ('Incitement of other social hatred and enmity'), Part 3 of Article 203-1 ('Illegal actions regarding privacy information and personal data'), and Article 352 ('Unlawful acquirement of computer information').

On December 26, 2022, the hearing of the case began in the Minsk City Court. The political prisoners fully pleaded guilty under two articles of the Criminal Code—Part 3 of Art. 203-1 and Part 3 of Art. 352, and partially under Part 3 of Art. 130. They stated that they had no intention of 'inciting'.

On January 20, 2023, Judge Tatsiana Falkouskaya sentenced Ina Hlinskaya to seven years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony, and her daughter, Valeryia Hlinskaya, was sentenced to six and a half years.

On April 28, 2023, the Supreme Court considered the appeals of the political prisoners. The judicial panel, chaired by Judge Siarhei Hurau, upheld the verdict and dismissed the appeals.

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

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