Sofia Sapega

EHU student, Russian citizen

Date of birth: 10 February 1998

Date of detention: 23 May 2021

Charges indicted:

Part 1 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code - Organization of riots
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code - Incitement to hatred

Prison: House arrest

Sofia Sapega is a student of the European Humanities University in Vilnius, a citizen of the Russian Federation.

On May 23, 2021, Sofia was returning from a vacation in Greece together with blogger Raman Pratasevich. The Ryanair plane was forced to land at Minsk National Airport. Sofia and Raman were detained.

Sofia was named a suspect in a criminal case under Part 1 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code (organization of riots) and Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization or active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order).

Sapega was remanded in the KGB pre-trial prison in Minsk.

On May 27, she was named a suspect under Part 3 of Article 130 of the Criminal Code, "incitement to racial, national, religious or other social hatred or enmity."

On June 24, she was transferred to house arrest.

Mail address: House arrest.

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