Date of birth: 18 February 2002
Date of detention: 30 November 2020
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code - Hooliganism committed by a group of persons
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code - Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Prison: Penal colony No. 4
Safiya Malashevich was initially detained on September 6 during the March of Unity, after she spray-painted several drawings and slogans on the metal shields installed on riot-control vehicles. She was called a suspect under Part 1 of Art. 342 (organization or participation in group actions that gravely breach public order) and Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code (hooliganism committed by a group of persons).
Safiya was released on bail, but re-arrested on November 30.
On January 22, Judge Volha Niaborskaya of the Kastryčnicki District Court of Minsk sentenced Malashevich to 2 years in a general security penal colony. During the trial, the prosecution changed Malashevich’s initial indictment, reclassifying it to Part 1 of Art. 339.