Maryia Babovich

sentenced to 1 1/2 years of home confinement, released

Date of birth: 26 May 1995

Date of detention: 9 September 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code - Hooliganism committed by a group of persons

Sentence: 1 1/2 years

Penalty: restricted freedom under home confinement ("domashnyaya khimiya")

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, 2020, the Frunzienski District Court of Minsk sentenced Maryia Babovich to 18 months of restricted liberty ("home imprisonment"). The girl was released in the courtroom.

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