Iryna Shchasnaya

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


Date of birth: 29 June 1987

Date of detention: 18 November 2020

Charges indicted:

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.”

Mail address: Penal colony No. 4. 246035, Homieĺ, vulica Antoshkina 3

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