sentenced to 2 years in prison
Date of detention: 26 April 2021
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code - Insulting a government official
Art. 295 of the Criminal Code - Unlawful acts against firearms, ammunition and explosives
Sentence: 2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Prison: Penal colony No. 24
Iryna Palianina is a resident of Pastavy, Viciebsk region.
On April 26, the Pastavy District Court sentenced Iryna Palianina to two years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony. The term is appointed by partial addition of punishments: under Art. 369, the woman was sentenced to two years of restricted freedom in an open correctional facility, and under Art. 295 – one and a half years of imprisonment in a penal colony.
Palianina was found guilty of posting an insulting comment on a social network under the photo of head of the Pastavy police department Aliaksandr Rybakou in December last year. She was also convicted of storing small-caliber rifle cartridges left by her dead father.