Sapieha asked Lukashenka for pardon

11:07 27 June Kyiv, Ukraine

Sofya Sapega, a Russian woman serving a six-year term in a Belarusian colony for administering the Black Book of Belarus Telegram channel, turned to Alexander Lukashenko with a request for pardon.
 
This was told by the lawyer of the convict's family Anton Gashinsky, reports the BBC Russian Service.

In his appeal, written on June 22, Sapieha asks Lukashenka to release her from serving a six-year sentence or replace it with a more lenient sentence.
“I just want to be close to my family… I want to breathe freely…,” the petition says.
Sapieha in the petition indicates that she was motivated to commit "crimes" by "youth and stupidity", as well as unstable mental and physical conditions. She explains that she “fell under the influence of a destructive group of people”, and while behind bars she “fully realized the wrongfulness and illegality” of her actions and “sincerely repents” of them.

In early June, Alexander Lukashenko said that he considered it possible to transfer the Russian woman Sofya Sapega, convicted in Belarus, to Russia.
"It's a pity girl. We need to resolve this issue. She is Russian… We have practice. We can transfer a Russian citizen to Russia. Let her serve time there. Or they do whatever they want. I think science is big for her,” Lukashenka said.
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Sapieha did not appeal the verdict in order to expedite the filing of a petition for pardon.

On May 6, a court in Belarus sentenced Sapega to 6 years in prison. The girl was charged with seven criminal articles.. In particular, she was found guilty of “illegal collection and dissemination of information about private life constituting the personal and family secret of another person, without his consent, which caused harm to the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the victim.”

Sapieha must pay compensation to the victims for non-pecuniary damage in the amount of 167.5 thousand Belarusian rubles and a court fee of 7,488 rubles. The investigation links this accusation with the participation of Sapieha in the activities of the Black Book of Belarus Telegram channel, which published the personal data of the security forces.