Vitaliya Bandarenka

sentenced to 4 years in prison

Date of birth: 5 June 2002

Date of detention: 1 March 2021

Charges indicted:

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.

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

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