Aliaksandr Kabanau

аuthor 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

Charges indicted:

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 high security prison

Judge: Volha Krauchanka

Prosecutor: Tatsiana Amosava

Prison: Prison No. 4

Godparent: Frank Schwabe, member of the German Bundestag

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).

On December 14, 2021, court decided to change Aliaksandr's treatment to high-security one, and on December 21, 2021, Aliaksandr Kabanau was transferred from Navapolack prison to Mahilioŭ prison No. 4.

Mail address: Prison No. 4. 212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A

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