Maryna Sankevich

sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 23 July 1994

Date of detention: 24 February 2022

Charges indicted:

Part 1 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Organization of riots
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
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 7 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Dzmitryi Bubenchyk

Prison: Penal colony No. 4

On the list of “terrorists” (money transfers are prohibited)

Maryna Sankevich was arrested in Hrodna on February 24, 2022, for her publications on Telegram channels.

On September 5, 2022, the Hrodna Regional Court sentenced her to seven years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony. She was found guilty of ‘inciting hatred’, ‘organizing and preparing group actions that violate the public order’, ‘organizing riots’, and ‘insulting the President’ under Part 1 of Article 130, Part 1 of Article 293, and Part 1 of Article 368 accordingly.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 4. 246035, Homieĺ, vulica Antoshkina 3

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