Volha Zavadskaya

sentenced to 3 years of home confinement, released

Date of birth: 7 February 1988

Date of detention: 17 February 2021

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code - Hooliganism committed by a group of persons

Sentence: 3 years

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

Judge: Ina Klyshpach

Volha Zavadskaya is a resident of Brest charged under Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code (hooliganism). The woman was placed under house arrest.

According to the charge, on October 23, 2020, Zavadskaya, together with several other persons, made an effigy, which was later “displayed in public as the President of the Republic of Belarus.” The effigy bore two sheets of paper on which an unidentified person wrote, “He stole votes” and “He convicted the innocent”. It was then hung on a tree outside Brest. Thus, according to the investigation, Zavadskaya committed a crime under Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code (hooliganism), i.e. intentional actions committed by a group of persons grossly violating public order, expressing clear disrespect for society and characterized by extreme cynicism.

On April 1, 2021, Judge Ina Klyshpach of the Maskoŭski District Court of Brest sentenced Zavadskaya to three years of restricted freedom (“home imprisonment”).

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