Author of the YouTube channel "People's Reporter", press secretary of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya's nomination group, sentenced to 3 years in prison
Date of birth: 30 July 1971
Date of detention: 15 June 2020
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code - Insulting a government official
Sentence: 3 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Volha Krauchanka
Prosecutor: Tatsiana Amosava
Prison: Penal colony No. 1
Aliaksandr Kabanau is a blogegr based in Brest, author of the YouTube channel "People's Reporter", and press secretary of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya's nomination group.
Kabanau disappeared on June 15, 2020. The blogger was sentenced to 15 days of detention, but ended up in a pre-trial prison in Minsk.
On April 14, 2021, Judge Volha Krauchanka of the Kastryčnicki District Court of Mahilioŭ sentenced Kabanau to three years in a general-security penal colony, finding him guilty of organizing group actions that grossly violated public order (Article 342 of the Criminal Code) and insulting a government official (Article 369 of the Criminal Code).