Aliaksandr Bireta


Date of birth: 7 February 1968

Date of detention: 15 March 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. 188 of the Criminal Code — Defamation
Art. 367 of the Criminal Code — Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Vital Sinila

Prison: Penal colony No. 17

Aliaksandr Bireta was convicted on August 7, 2023. Judge Vital Sinila sentenced Aliaksandr to two years in a general-security penal colony.

Bireta was charged under four articles of the Criminal Code: Part 1 of Art. 368 (Insulting Lukashenka), Part 2 of Art. 367 (Slander against Lukashenka), Art. 369 (Insulting a government official), Art. 188 (Defamation).

In addition, Bireta must pay a thousand rubles as a compensation for non-pecuniary damage. The injured riot police officer Mariya Mazurkevich demanded twice the amount.

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

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