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New Criminal Case Against Palina Sharenda-Panasiuk

New Criminal Case Against Palina Sharenda-Panasiuk

She was found in the Homel pre-trial detention center.

Political prisoner, activist of the European Belarus Civil Campaign Palina Sharenda-Panasiuk was not released from the prison on the appointed date. Her husband, Andrei Sharenda, an activist of the European Belarus, told Charter97.org that a new criminal case has been opened against her:

"Relatives and friends came to the Rechytsa prison to meet her in the morning. They waited for 9 hours, but Palina did not come out by that time. Palina's mother visited the deputy head of the prison. He said that Palina had been transferred from the prison #24 on May 19. But he gave no information about her location.

After that, the relatives went to Homel. The first place they visited was the Homel detention center. It turned out that she was there. The administration said that a criminal case had been initiated against my wife. This case is conducted by the Rechytsa Investigative Committee It is clear that if this is a criminal case, Palina should be charged in the coming days. We do not know the article yet.

Palina Sharenda-Panasiuk was detained on January 3, 2021. The enforcers broke down the door of the apartment, conducted an inspection, confiscated a number of things, and Palina was detained and handcuffed and taken to the detention facility. Later, she was transferred to a pre-trial detention center.

On June 9, 2021, the court of the Maskouski district of Brest sentenced her to two years in prison.

In the spring of 2022, she was not released, a criminal case was opened against Palina under Part 1 of Art. 411 of the Criminal Code and awarded an additional year in prison.

But in the spring of 2023, she was not released: under Article 411, the political prisoner received one more year in prison. Over the years, she was placed in jail several times, and also sent to solitary confinement for six months. Palina is completely isolated. In the prison, the activist of the European Belarus suffered a serious deterioration in her health.

Recently, she was serving a sentence in a prison in Zarechcha, Rechytsa district.

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