Maryia Kalenik

BSAA student, served full term, released

Date of birth: 1 June 1998

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: Tomasz Frankowski, member of the European Parliament

Maryia Kalenik

Maryia Kalenik is a student of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts. The girl was detained on November 12 as part of a criminal case under Art. 342, Part 1 of the Criminal Code (organization or participation in group actions that gravely violate public order). Her apartment was searched.

Maryia later faced formal charges. She was first taken into custody in the KGB pre-trial prison, but then was transferred to pre-trial detention center No. 1.

On July 16, 2021, Kalenik was sentenced to two years and six months in prison.

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

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