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Former distinguished graduate of BSU sentenced to 5 years in penal colony for donations

2024 2024-02-19T12:36:04+0300 2024-02-19T12:36:04+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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On February 16, the Minsk City Court sentenced Kseniya Khodyrava, a 27-year-old political prisoner. She was convicted of donating money under two articles of the Criminal Code: Article 361-2 (financing of an extremist formation) and Part 2 of Article 361-3 (financing participation in an armed formation or armed conflict, military operations on the territory of a foreign state). Three hearings were held on the case, but the details are unknown. As a result, judge Sviatlana Makarevich sentenced the political prisoner to five years in a general security penal colony.

Ксенія Ходырава
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Kseniya was detained on October 10, 2023 for donations. Detention was chosen as a preventive measure. The woman was held in the KGB pre-trial detention centerfor several months, and then she was transferred to pre-trial detention center No. 1. 

It is known that Kseniya graduated from the Department of Cultural Studies of Belarusian State University. She also received the Best Graduate of BSU-2018 Award. Kseniya plays football and studies dancing. She was a fan of Krumkachy football club and a member of KrumkaCheeks, a women's amateur football team.

At the same time, she studied in the Confucius class (now the Confucius Institute), an institution where Chinese language and culture are studied. 

Support the political prisoner: SIZO-1, 220030 Minsk, vul. Valadarskaha, 2, Kseniya Siarheyeuna Khodyrava

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