Iryna Shchasnaya

administrator of several Telegram channels, sentenced to 4 years in prison

Date of birth: 29 June

Date of detention: 18 November 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code - Participation in riots

Sentence: 4 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Iryna Lanchava

Prison: Prison No. 4

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.”

Mail address: Prison No. 4. 212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A

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