chief accountant, sentenced to 3 1/2 years of imprisonment
Date of birth: 11 July 1994
Date of detention: 20 September 2021
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
Statement on the status of a political prisoner
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.