Tatsiana Zviarko

sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison

Date of detention: 6 August 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code - Insulting a government official
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code - Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 1 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Ihar Kashko

Prison: Penal colony No. 4

Tatsiana Zviarko is a resident of Lida, a mother on maternity leave, sentenced by the Lida District Court of Hrodna to one year and six months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony region under Art. 368 of the Criminal Code ("insult to the president") and Art. 369 of the Criminal Code (“insult to a representative of the authorities”).

Zviarko is a former employee of the Lida district executive committee. The representative of the authorities who was allegedly insulted by Tatsiana in connection with the events of August 2020 is deputy head of the Lida police Dzianis Zhynko, with whom she was personally acquainted.

The convict was taken into custody in the courtroom. At the time of arrest, her youngest son was 1 year and 8 months old.

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

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