penal colony

Journalist Larysa Shchyrakova has been sentenced to 3.5 years for providing material to Belsat. She has decided not to appeal the verdict
A second-instance courts in Belarus have a history of upholding the sentences of those convicted in political trials. 
Penal colony instead of correctional facility: Ihar Bantser’s punishment might be upgraded
The administration of Vitsebsk-based open-type correctional facility Nr 9, where political prisoner Ihar Bantser is being kept, is seeking to place him in a penal colony. Bantser is accused of repeatedly violating the rules of serving his sentence.
Imprisoned Belsat TV journo Darya Chultsova also listed as ‘person prone to extremism’
Camerawoman Darya Chultsova has been placed on the preventive register in Zhodzina prison as a person ‘prone to extremism and other destructive actions’.