Vera Valnistaya

sentenced to 3 years under home confinement

Date of birth: 29 December 1990

Date of detention: 6 June 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official

Sentence: 3 years

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

Judge: Dzmitryi Karsiuk

Vera Valnistaya was detained on June 6, 2022, as part of a criminal case of group actions grossly violating public order (Article 342 of the Criminal Code). She is being held in pre-trial detention.

On August 8, 2022 Vera was found guilty of insulting a government official under Article 369 of the Criminal Code and was sentenced to two years of restricted freedom under home confinement and a fine of 1,000 Belarusian rubles (equivalent to 400 US dollars) in material compensation for moral damages.

The political prisoner remained in pre-trial center, as she was still to stand trial under Article 342.

On September 8, 2022, Valnistaya was also found guilty under Part 1 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code, and based on the verdict in the first case was sentenced to three years of restricted freedom under home confinement. She was released in the courtroom.

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