Aleh Kazlou

Prisoner

Date of birth: 7 April 1967

Date of detention: 15 February 2023

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 361-1 of the Criminal Code — Creation of an extremist formation, or participation in it
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
art. 188 of the Criminal Code — Defamation
Art. 367 of the Criminal Code — Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: unknown

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Mikalai Dolia

Aleh Kazlou was convicted in the Homieĺ Regional Court under Part 2 of Article 367 of the Criminal Code (slandering Lukashenka), Article 361-1 of the Criminal Code (creating or participating in an extremist formation), Part 1 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code (insulting Lukashenka), Part 1 of Article 130 of the Criminal Code (inciting racial, national, religious or other social enmity), Article 188 of the Criminal Code (defamation), and Article 369 of the Criminal Code (insulting a government official).

From June 9 to August 17, 2023, the case was considered in closed session by Judge Mikalai Dolia at the Homieĺ Regional Court. Aleh was sentenced to imprisonment.

      On November 24, 2023, Kazlou was added to the list of Belarusian citizens, foreign citizens and stateless persons involved in extremist activities.

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