Safiya Malashevich

Date of birth: 18 February 2002

Date of detention: 30 November 2020

Charges indicted:

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.

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

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