Yanina Malash

sentenced to 1 1/2 years of imprisonment, released after serving full sentence

Date of birth: 22 June 1982

Date of detention: 19 April 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 1 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 2 March 2023

Date of release: 27 May 2023

Judge: Siarhei Katser

Yanina Malash

Yanina Malash, an activist of the Free Trade Union of Metalworkers, was arrested on April 19, 2022. After she was interrogated, she was placed in a remand prison and charged with Article 342 of the Criminal Code ('Group actions grossly disrupting public order').

She was first placed in the KGB remand prison and then transferred to remand prison #1 (both in Minsk).

On November 15, 2022, the Maskoŭski District Court of Minsk found the political prisoner guilty and sentenced her to 18 months of imprisonment.

On January 27, 2023, the Minsk City Court considered the police prisoner's appeal against the sentence.

On February 10, 2023, the Ministry of Internal Affairs added the police prisoner to the "list of extremists".

Yanina Malash served her sentence in women's penal colony # 4 in Homieĺ.

On May 27, 2023, the political prisoner was released, having served her full sentence.

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