Maryna Hlazava

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

Date of birth: 25 July

Date of detention: 25 September 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: 1 1/2 years

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

Judge: Sviataslau Kalina

Maryna Hlazava

Maryna Hlazava is a 25-year-old teacher of English and Polish from Brest. She was detained on September 25 for joining a dancing event in Brest. She was then charged under Art. 342-1 of the Criminal Code, "group actions that grossly violate public order."

Maryna was held in the pre-trial detention center in Brest.

On October 24, Maryna Hlazava was released from pre-trial detention and placed under house arrest before trial, which still qualified her as a political prisoner.

On February 25, 2021, Judge Sviataslau Kalina of the Lieninski District Court of Brest sentenced Hlazava to 1 ½ years of restricted freedom (“home imprisonment”). The convict was released in the courtroom.

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