Russian woman Sofya Sapega, sentenced in Belarus to six years in a criminal case on the administration of protest Telegram channels, was included in the list of persons involved in terrorism, the KGB of Belarus reports, TASS reports .
In May 2022, Alexander Lukashenko signed amendments to the country's criminal code, which provide for the death penalty for attempted terrorist attacks. The document was published on the National Legal Portal.
The law changed the wording of part 2 of article 67 of the Criminal Code, according to which the death penalty was not imposed for the preparation and attempted crime. In May, an exception appeared in it: the courts will be able to impose the death penalty for “attempted crimes” provided for in part 2 of article 124 (an act of terrorism against a representative of a foreign state or international organization), part 3 of article 126, part 3 of article 289 (an act of international terrorism) and part 2 of article 359 (an act of terrorism against a state or public figure).
At the end of January, a Russian woman convicted in Belarus was denied pardon because her case did not meet all the necessary “criteria,” said Olga Chupris, deputy head of the Belarusian presidential administration. She stressed that Sapieha was refused “quite legally”, without “any prejudice”, BelTA informs .
On May 6, a court in Belarus sentenced Sapega to 6 years in prison. The girl was charged under seven criminal articles. In particular, she was found guilty of "illegal collection and dissemination of information about private life, constituting the personal and family secrets of another person, without his consent, which caused harm to the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the victim."