Date of birth: 7 May 1972
Date of detention: 8 August 2021
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Sentence: 2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Prison: Penal colony No. 4
Larysa Kuzmenka, a resident of Homieĺ, was arrested in August 2021.
She was charged with violence or threats of violence against police officers during a protest in Homieĺ last year, when security forces used tear gas and stun grenades against protesters.
Larysa Kuzmenka was sentenced to two years of imprisonment in a general regime prison under Article 364 of the Criminal Code.
Larysa is diagnosed with a depressive disorder and a claustrophobic syndrome.
Today, the Centraĺny District Court of Homieĺ announced the verdict in a criminal case against the 49-year-old Larysa Kuzmenka suffering from claustrophobia, who has been held in a pre-trial detention center for almost four months.