Kasia Budzko

student, activist of the Belarusian Students' Association, served full term, released

Date of birth: 25 May 2001

Date of detention: 12 November 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 30 November 2022

Judge: Maryna Fiodarava

Prosecutor: Anastasiya Maliko, Raman Chabatarou

Godparent: Markéta Gregorová, member of the European Parliament

Kasia Budzko

Kasia Budzko is an activist of the Belarusian Students' Association and a student of the Belarusian State Pedagogical University. She was detained on November 12 as part of a criminal case under Art. 342 part 1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus (organization or participation in group actions that gravely breach public order). Her apartment was searched. Kasya is held in the KGB pre-trial prison.

On July 16, 2021, Budzko was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.

The political prisoner served her sentence in full and was released on November 30, 2022.

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