Larysa Tankashkur

sentenced to 3 months in prison, released

Date of detention: 30 June 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 179 of the Criminal Code - Illegal collection and dissemination of information about private life

Sentence: 3 months

Penalty: arrest

Judge: Tatsiana Linnik

Larysa Tankashkur was a letter carrier from Minsk, who passed personal data of internal affairs officers, which she had taken from the subscribers' files of the MIA publication "On Guard", to the administrator of a neighborhood Telegram group.

The actions of the woman were qualified under Part 1 of Article 179 of the Criminal Code (illegal collection and dissemination of information on private life constituting personal or family secrets of another person, without their consent, resulting in harm to the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the victims).

At the trial Larysa Tankashkur pleaded partially guilty: she admitted that she had disseminated the information, but did not admit that she had done it out of ideological or political hostility or out of revenge.

On 22 January 2021, she was sentenced to three months of arrest. On June 30, she started serving her sentence.

Tankashkur was released on September 30, 2021.

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