The Russian Embassy in Belarus said Russian woman Sofya Sapega had agreed to be extradited to Russia.
On April 10, the Russian consul visited Sapieha. “During a meeting with a convicted Russian citizen, her consent was obtained for her extradition to Russia for possible serving of an additional sentence on the territory of the Russian Federation,” the service said. Embassy press.
“Technical details of the extradition process are handled by Russian and Belarusian law enforcement agencies,” the embassy said, adding that there were no complaints from Sapieha “about the conditions of detention and health”.
Sofya Sapega was arrested in May 2021 together with the former editor of the Nexta telegram channel, Roman Protasevich. To do this, Belarusian security forces forced a Ryanair plane flying from Athens to Vilnius to make an emergency landing in Minsk.
In May 2022, Sapega was sentenced to six years in prison for incitement to social hatred and illegal collection of personal data due to the fact that she administered the telegram channel Black Book of Belarus, which published the personal data of agents of Belarusian security. In June 2022, Sapieha asked for forgiveness from Alexander Lukashenko, but, as it became known in January 2023, she was refused.