Maryia Babovich

Date of birth: 26 May 1995

Date of detention: 9 Sep 2020

Charges indicted:

art. 218 of the Criminal Code - Intentional destruction or damage to property committed in a generally dangerous manner or causing damage on a large scale
Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code - Hooliganism committed by a group of persons

Maryia Babovich

Maryia Babovich was detained on September 9 for painting the phrase "We Will Not Forget" on a sidewalk near the Pushkinskaya metro station in Minsk. A criminal case was instituted against Maryia under Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code, "hooliganism committed by a group of persons." A few days later she was released, but later she was called to the police again, where she was charged under Art. 341 of the Criminal Code, "desecration of structures and damage to property."

Later, the charge was again reclassified to Part 2 of Art. 339 and Part 2 of Art. 218 of the Criminal Code, "deliberate destruction or damage to property committed in a generally dangerous manner or causing large-scale damage", and Maria was detained before trial.

On December 8, the Frunzienski District Court of Minsk sentenced Maryia Babovich to 18 months of restricted liberty ("home imprisonment"). The girl was released in the courtroom.

Addresses of prisons:

  • Pre-trial detention center No. 1
    220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2
    8 017 218-79-05
    119 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 7
    224030, Brest, vulica Savieckich pamiežnikaŭ 37
    8 017 218-79-01
    19 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 8
    222163, Žodzina, vulica Savieckaja 22A
    23 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 6
    225413, Baranavičy, vulica Bresckaja 258B
    15 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center of KGB
    220050, Minsk, Main Post Office, subscriber box 8
    4 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 3
    246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A
    8 persons
  • Prison No. 1
    230023, Hrodna, vulica Kirava 1
    6 persons
  • Prison No. 4
    212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A
    5 persons
  • Penal colony No. 17
    213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 9
    213410, Horki, vulica Dabraliubava 16
    1 person
  • Center for Isolation of Offenders
    220089, Minsk, 1-y zavulak Akrescina 36
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1
    2 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 2
    210026, Viciebsk, vulica Gagaryna 2
    6 persons
  • Penal colony No. 1
    211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8
    1 person
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