administrator of several Telegram channels, sentenced to 4 years in prison
Date of birth: 29 June 1987
Date of detention: 18 November 2020
Part 1 of Article 13 and Article 293 of the Criminal Code — Preparation for mass riots
Sentence: 4 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Iryna Lanchava
Prison: Penal colony No. 4
Godparent: Monika Hohlmeier, member of the European Parliament
Iryna Shchasnaya was detained as part of a criminal case of “mass riots”.
She was charged under Art. 293 of the Criminal Code.
On May 25, 2021, Judge Iryna Lanchava of the Mahilioŭ Regional Court sentenced Shchasnaya to 4 years in a general-security penal colony. The trial was held behind closed doors, since, as explained in court, “the case file belongs to a secret protected by law.”