sentenced to 4 years in prison
Date of birth: 5 June 2002
Date of detention: 1 March 2021
Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots
Sentence: 4 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Andrei Hrushko
Prison: Penal colony No. 4
Godparent: Gabriele Bischoff, member of the European Parliament
Vitaliya Bandarenka is a resident of Brest convicted of participation in mass riots (Part 2 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code). The charge stems from the events of August 10, 2020.
Bandarenka was to be tried in mid-February together with 9 other people involved in the case, but went abroad before the trial. Shortly before the verdict was announced, on February 27, she returned to Belarus, and on March 1 was detained again. Bandarenka was remanded in pre-trial detention center No. 7.
On May 21, 2021, Judge Andrei Hrushko of the Lieninski District Court of Brest sentenced Bandarenka to 4 years in a general-security penal colony.