Sniazhana Inanets

journalist; released to home confinement

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 11 November 1987

Date of detention: 6 October 2022

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")

Sniazhana Inanets is a Minsk-based journalist with the Onliner media.

She and her husband, journalist Aliaksandr Lychauka, were arrested on October 6, 2022. The criminal case against them apparently stemmed from their participation in the 2020 protest and subscriptions to the Telegram channels, which the Belarusian authorities recognized as extremist.

On January 13, 2023, the Piervamajski District Court of Minsk tried their case. Sniazhana Inanets was found guilty under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code and sentenced to two years of home confinement.

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