Aliaksandr Babkin

Date of birth: 31 December 1987

Date of detention: 28 June 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 368 of the Criminal Code - Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 1 year

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Uladzimir Pazniak

Prosecutor: Darja Hurjanava

Prison: Penal colony No. 17

Aliaksandr Babkin is a resident of Hrodna, accused in a criminal case of contempt of the president (Article 368 of the Criminal Code).

The case against Babkin was brought on 25 April 2021. He was kept for three days in the temporary detention center, then under house arrest pending trial.

According to the charges, Babkin, being intoxicated, called the police hotline and spoke disparagingly and negatively about the president, degrading his honor and dignity, thereby causing public insult.

Babkin admitted his guilt. He was sentenced to one year of imprisonment and compulsory treatment for alcoholism. He was taken into custody in the courtroom.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 17. 213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8

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