NATALLIA RAYENTAVA

sentenced to 8 months in prison


Data taken from site: spring96.org


Date of birth: 19 Jul 1991

Date of detention: 29 Aug 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 364 of the Criminal Code - Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1


Natallia Rayentava is a resident of Minsk convicted of using violence against a police officer.

In particular, she was accused of biting the leg of a riot police officer during her arrest on a trolleybus after the Women's Solidarity March on August 29. The violent detention was caught on video and soon became viral.

Natallia was sentenced to a short term of administrative detention, but was not released after serving it. She was charged under Article 364 of the Criminal Code (violence against a police officer) and remained in custody before the trial.

On February 25, the Centraĺny District Court of Minsk sentenced Natallia Rayentava to 8 months in a general-security penal colony. The convict will only have to serve three months, as a result, as she has been under arrest since September 29, 2020.


Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 1. 220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2

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