Yuliya Marchanka (Yunitskaya)

served full term, released

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 23 July 1991

Date of detention: 2 August 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code β€” 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

Date of release: 11 October 2022

Judge: Anastasiya Achalava

Godparent: Filiz Polat, member of the German Bundestag

Yuliya Marchanka (Yunitskaya) was detained on August 2, 2021 at a summer house near Minsk during the birthday party of IRDORATH vocalist Nadzeya Kalach. Some people were convicted over the next two days in administrative cases of police disobedience, while others, including Marchanka, were detained on criminal charges under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization or active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order).

She was remanded in a pre-trial detention center as a suspect.

On December 28, 2021, Marchanka was sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.

Yuliya Marchanka served her sentence in full and was released on October 11, 2022.


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