Katsiaryna Makarevich

chief accountant, sentenced to 3 1/2 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 11 July 1994

Date of detention: 20 September 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
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: Karsten Hønge, Member of Dutch Parliament

Katsiaryna Makarevich works as a chief accountant. She was arrested in late September 2021 and charged under Article 361-1 of the Criminal Code (creation of an extremist group or participation in it) for creating and leading several groups in the Telegram messaging application.

On April 25, 2022, the trial started in Viciebsk District Court. On May 20, Judge Mikhail Zubenia found Katsiaryna 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

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