Yuliya Kashaverava

medical nurse, sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison, released

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 3 March

Date of detention: 20 October 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 1 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code β€” 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”.

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