university student, served full term, released
Date of birth: 5 July 1996
Date of detention: 12 November 2020
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: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Date of release: 30 November 2022
Judge: Maryna Fiodarava
Prosecutor: Anastasiya Maliko, Raman Chabatarou
Godparent: Oliver Kaczmarek, member of the German Bundestag
Viktoryia Hrankouskaya is a former BNTU student who was expelled during the autumn 2020 protests in Belarus. The girl was arrested on November 12 as part of a criminal case under Art. 342, Part 1 of the Criminal Code (organization or participation in group actions that gravely violate public order).
Viktoryia later faced formal charges. She was first taken into custody in the KGB pre-trial prison, but then was transferred to pre-trial detention center No. 1.
On July 16, 2021, Hrankouskaya was sentenced to two years and six months in prison.
The political prisoner served her sentence in full and was released on November 30, 2022.