Yuliya Labunova

sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment


Date of birth: 22 August 1987

Date of detention: 20 September 2021

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code — Hooliganism committed by a group of persons

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Mikhail Zubenia

Prison: Penal colony No. 4

Godparent: Ye-One Rhie, Member of the Bundestag

Yuliya Labunova was arrested in late September 2021 and charged under Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code (hooliganism) for staging a performance, together with Iryna Piartsova and Artsiom Latyshau, during which a plaque reading “Aliaksandr Lukashenka. 30.08.1954-30.08.2021” and a portrait of Lukashenka with a black ribbon were attached to a tombstone cross. They then uncorked a bottle of champagne and poured the contents onto the grave.

On April 25, 2022, the trial started in Viciebsk District Court. On May 20, Judge Mikhail Zubenia found Yuliya guilty and sentenced her to 3.5 years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.


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

Addresses of prisons:

What should I know and how to help?

✉️ Write a letter. Make a scan of your letter or postcard and share it online

🤝 Please use the Russian (or Belarusian) name of the prison

💡 Foreign-language messages may be blocked, so attach a translation (e.g. translate.google.com)

💡 A big guide about helping Belarusian political prisoners from abroad

💡 More tips here

Support “Viasna”