Palina Sharenda-Panasiuk

opposition activist, sentenced to 2 years in prison

Date of birth: 21 March

Date of detention: 3 January 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 364 of the Criminal Code - Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code - Insulting a government official
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code - Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Yauhen Brehan

Prosecutor: Kuprenchyk

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 7

Palina Sharenda-Panasiuk is an opposition activist based in Brest.

Sharenda-Panasiuk was detained on January 3, 2021. The security forces broke down the door in her apartment, searched the place and confiscated a number of things. Palina was detained and taken to the detention center in handcuffs. Later she was transferred to a pre-trial detention center. The activist was charged under Article 364 of the Criminal Code (violence against a police officer) for scratching one of the police officers who raided her apartment. Later, the woman was also accused of insulting the president (Article 368 of the Criminal Code) and a representative of the authorities (Article 369 of the Criminal Code).

During her imprisonment, the woman was placed in a punishment cell several times; she complained of psychological and physical pressure.

Her husband Andrei Panasiuk served more than 60 days of detention. Now he is under house arrest, facing charges of insulting the president, and also under Art. 361 of the Criminal Code (calls for action aimed at causing damage to the national security of the Republic of Belarus).

On June 9, 2021, the court of the Maskoŭski district of Brest sentenced Sharenda-Panasiuk to two years in a general-security penal colony.

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 7. 224030, Brest, vulica Savieckich pamiežnikaŭ 37

Addresses of prisons:

  • Pre-trial detention center No. 1
    220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2
    8 017 218-79-05
    114 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 7
    224030, Brest, vulica Savieckich pamiežnikaŭ 37
    8 017 218-79-01
    63 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 8
    222163, Žodzina, vulica Savieckaja 22A
    19 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 6
    225413, Baranavičy, vulica Bresckaja 258B
    32 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center of KGB
    220050, Minsk, Main Post Office, subscriber box 8
    9 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 3
    246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A
    33 persons
  • Prison No. 1
    230023, Hrodna, vulica Kirava 1
    12 persons
  • Prison No. 4
    212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A
    35 persons
  • Penal colony No. 17
    213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8
    12 persons
  • Penal colony No. 9
    213410, Horki, vulica Dabraliubava 16
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1
    6 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 2
    210026, Viciebsk, vulica Haharyna 2
    4 persons
  • Penal colony No. 1
    211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8
    18 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 49
    213010, Škloŭ, vulica Maladziožnaja 2B
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 3
    211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba
    12 persons
  • Penal colony No. 15
    213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183
    14 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 39
    222002, Krupki district, Krupki-2
    4 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 26
    231724, Hrodna district, village Hinovičy, 1
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 46
    213188, Kruhlaje, vulica Savieckaja, 96
    3 persons
  • House arrest
    5 persons
  • Penal colony No. 13
    211791, Hlubokaje, Saveckaja 205
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 29
    230415, Vaŭkavysk, vulica Rakasouskaha 118
    5 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 48
    213765, Asipovičy, vulica Sumchanki 38
    5 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 43
    212003, Mahilioŭ, vulica Čaliuskincaŭ 76a
    7 persons
  • Penal colony No. 4
    246035, Homieĺ, vulica Antoshkina 3
    6 persons
  • Penal colony No. 22
    225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20
    11 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 7
    225136, Pružany district, Kuplina
    4 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 17
    Homeil, vul. Barysenka, 13, building 2
    5 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 9
    210034, Vitebsk, street 3rd Chepinskaya, 39
    6 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 45
    225073, Brest region, Kamenetsky district, Sushki
    5 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 6
    225889, Brest region, Kobrin district, Lushchyky
    4 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 21
    247760, Mazyr, buĺvar Junasci, 24
    5 persons
  • Penal colony No. 11
    231900, Volkovysk, Rokossovsky str., 118
    1 person
  • Juvenile penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Hienierala Batava, 4
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 47
    213470, Mogilev region, Mstislavl, Kalinina str., 31
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 24
    230025, Grodno, Lidskaya str. 29 b
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 3
    225209, Beroza, Krasnoarmeyskaya str., 99
    1 person
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