Iryna Palianina

served full term, released

Date of birth: 28 May 1971

Date of detention: 26 April 2021

Charges indicted:

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

Date of release: 21 November 2022

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.

The political prisoner served her sentence in full and was released in November 2022.


Addresses of prisons:

What should I know and how to help?

✉️ Write a letter. Make a scan of your letter or postcard and share it online

🤝 Please use the Russian (or Belarusian) name of the prison

💡 Foreign-language messages may be blocked, so attach a translation (e.g.

💡 More tips here

Support “Viasna”