Renata Smirnova

sentenced to 2 years of home confinement, released

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 4 March 2001

Date of detention: 1 November 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code β€” Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 2 years

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

Judge: Katsiaryna Murashka

Prosecutor: Veranika Zubik

Renata Smirnova was detained on November 1 at the March Against Terror in Minsk. A criminal case was opened against her under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization or active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order). Renata was released, but later re-arrested after she tried to leave the country.

On January 29, 2021, the court of the Zavodski district of Minsk sentenced Smirnova to two years of restricted freedom (so-called “home imprisonment”, a set of restrictions on movement and employment). The convict was released in the courtroom.

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