Maryna Markevich

sentenced to 2 1/2 years of imprisonment

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 30 October 1995

Date of detention: 2 February 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 2 years and 6 months

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 1 March 2023

Date of release: 13 April 2024

Judge: Siarhei Katser

Maryna Markevich

Maryna Markevich was detained on February 2, 2022, as part of a criminal case for ‘insulting the President’ under Article 368 of the Criminal Code. The case was instituted for burning a Lukashenka effigy.

On September 2022, the Maskoŭski District Court of Minsk sentenced Maryna Markevich to two and a half years in a penal colony, she was also convicted of ‘participation in group actions grossly violating the public order’ (Article 342 of the Criminal Code).

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