Valeryia Charnamortsava

Activist, researcher, tour guide; sentenced to 2 1/2 years of home confinement

Date of birth: 6 November 1977

Date of detention: 18 October 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: restricted freedom under home confinement ("domashnyaya khimiya")

Judge: Volha Yemelyanchanka

Valeryia Charnamortsava is an activist, researcher, and tour guide.

She was detained on October 18, 2022, after a search of her apartment. First, she was arrested for 10 days, then transferred to pre-trial detention center #1 as a defendant in a criminal case for her participation in the protests in 2020 (Article 342 of the Criminal Code).

On January 16, 2023, the trial  was held in the Saviecki District Court of Minsk. The judge Volha Yemelyanchanka sentenced Charnamortsava to two and a half years of of restricted freedom without refferal to a penal facility (under home confinement). She was released from custody in the courtroom.

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