Natallia Turava

sentenced to 13 months in prison

Date of birth: 14 July 1972

Date of detention: 18 August 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 368 of the Criminal Code - Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 377 of the Criminal Code - Destruction of official documents

Sentence: 13 months

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Dzmitry Shuryn

Prosecutor: Mikhail Yushchuk

Prison: Penal colony No. 4

Natallia Turava was sentenced on August 18, 2021 to one year and one month of imprisonment in a penal colony by the Lieninski District Court of Brest under Part 1 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code for insulting the president and Part 1 of Art. 377 of the Criminal Code for damaging a protocol.

According to the prosecution, on May 27, 2021, the police arrived at Natallia's home. There, the woman “publicly insulted” Lukashenka with the words “we have a fricking state” and “fricking president”, by which, in the opinion of the state prosecution, committed a crime under Part 1 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code. An hour after saying these words, the investigators searched the woman's apartment. During the raid, according to the prosecution, "wishing to express her superiority and permissiveness," Turava ripped up a police protocol. By doing this, the woman “damaged an official document” (Part 1 of article 377 of the Criminal Code).

After the announcement of the verdict, Natallia was taken into custody.

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

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