medical nurse, sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison, released
Date of birth: 3 March
Date of detention: 20 October 2020
Part 1 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code — Hooliganism
Sentence: 1 1/2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Date of release: 16 September 2021
Judge: Siarhei Budrevich
Yuliya Kashaverava is a nurse from Viciebsk convicted of hooliganism.
During the trial, it was reported that during a peaceful protest on October 4, the woman removed the mask and the hat from a police officer and kicked a police bus.
Yulia Kashaverava partially admitted her guilt. She did not deny that she could not restrain herself and struck three blows on the back door of a police minibus after she was not allowed to provide assistance to an injured protester. But she stressed that she did not remove the mask and the hat from the police officer.
The prosecutor's office requested 6 years of imprisonment. In her last word, she said:
“On October 4, in a crowd, I saw a man who was lying face down. The first thing that came to my mind was to find out what had happened, if he had lost consciousness, and to help him. It hurt me, because I could not help. I admit my guilt: I hit the car three times. I committed an offense, but do not judge me harshly. Do not deprive me of my freedom!"
On February 23, 2021, she was sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in a general-security penal colony.
On September 16, 2021, the convict was pardoned and released, after her sentence was commuted to "domashnyaya khimiya”.