Irena Kliavets

in custody pending trial


Date of birth: 18 August 1983

Date of detention: 15 July 2022

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
Art. 426 of the Criminal Code: Abuse of power or authority

Sentence: 6 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 25 July 2023

Judge: Dzmitryi Suprun

Prison: Penal colony No. 4

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

Irena Kliavets is a 39-year-old specialist at the Minsk City Agency for State Registration and Land Cadastre. She was arrested in the summer of 2022. It is known that she has four minor children.

Kliavets was charged with four articles of the Criminal Code for leaking information to the Black Book of Belarus Telegram channel:

  • 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')
  • Part 3 of Article 352 ('Illegal possession of computer information')
  • Part 3 of Article 426 ('Exceeding power or authority')
Mail address: Penal colony No. 4. 246035, Homieĺ, vulica Antoshkina 3

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