Aleh Katsapau


Date of birth: 10 April 1969

Date of detention: 21 March 2023

Charges indicted:

Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Art. 361-4 of the Criminal Code — Promoting extremist activities

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Siarhei Salouski

Prison: Penal colony No. 11

On the list of “terrorists” (money transfers are prohibited)

Aleh Katsapau was engaged in public and cultural activities. For some time he headed the cultural organization "Talaka" in Homieĺ, as a writer he published many articles in magazines and newspapers.

He was found guilty of inciting other social hatred (Part 1 of Article 130 of the Criminal Code) and insulting Aliaksandr Lukashenka (Part 1 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code). The sentence is unknown. His case was considered by Judge Siarhei Salouski from November 2023 to January 2024. 

It is known that on March 21, 2023, Katsapau was arrested in an administrative case and charged with production, distribution or storage of extremist materials under Article 19.11 of the CAO.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 11. 231900, Volkovysk, Rokossovsky str., 118

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