Ales Sabaleuski

Prisoner

Date of birth: 15 December 1967

Date of detention: 12 December 2023

Prison: Prison No. 4

Ales Sabaleuski is a former blogger and journalist from Mahilioŭ who collaborated with several independent regional publications. In 2020, Ales was detained multiple times for his journalistic activities.

On December 12, 2023, Ales was detained in Mahilioŭ. The next day, the Kastryčnicki District Court of Mahilioŭ sentenced Ales to 10 days of administrative arrest. The specific reason for his detention and the article under which he was tried have not been disclosed. After serving his term  in full, Sabaleuski was not immediately released from the detention center. Instead, a new administrative report was filed against him under Article 19.11 of the Administrative Code (Dissemination of extremist materials). Ales was transferred to the pre-trial detention center of Mahilioŭ prison No. 4, and a criminal case was opened against him.

According to human rights activists, there may be a connection between Sabaleuski's criminal prosecution and the recognition of certain regional media resources as extremist formations. These resources include a YouTube channel 6TV Belarus, a website Mahilioŭ. Media (News of the Mahilioŭ region).

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

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