Sviatlana Bychkouskaya


Date of birth: 22 August 1977

Date of detention: 21 April 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Art. 352 of the Criminal Code — Illegal acquisition of computer information
Art. 203-1 of the Criminal Code — Illegal actions with respect to information about private life and personal data
Art. 426 of the Criminal Code: Abuse of power or authority

Sentence: 5 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 25 July 2023

Judge: Dzina Kuchuk

Prison: Penal colony No. 4

On the list of “terrorists” (money transfers are prohibited)

Sviatlana Bychkouskaya worked in the One Window service at the Kastryčnicki district administration of Minsk.

She is suspected of leaking law enforcers' personal data to protesters' Telegram channels and is charged under Art. 130 of the Criminal Code ('Inciting racial, national, religious or other social hatred or enmity').

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

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