Aliaksandr Fiaduta

political analyst, literary scholar, sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 3 November 1964

Date of detention: 12 April 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 357 of the Criminal Code — Conspiracy to seize power in an unconstitutional way

Sentence: 10 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Uladzimir Areshka

Prosecutor: Mikhail Kavaliou

Prison: Penal colony No. 15

Godparent: Claudia Raffelhüschen, member of the German Bundestag

Aliaksandr Fiaduta is a political analyst and literary scholar. He was detained in Moscow on April 12, 2021, as part of a case of an attempted coup d'etat in Belarus. He was charged under Art. 357 of the Criminal Code (conspiracy to seize state power by unconstitutional means).

The trial commenced on July 29, 2022, in the Minsk Regional Court. Aliaksandr Fiaduta pleaded guilty partially and did not agree with the motives stated in the accusation. On August 30, state prosecutor Mikhail Kavaliou demanded 12 years of imprisonment for the political prisoner. On September 5, Judge Uladzimir Areshka found Fiaduta guilty and sentenced him to 10 years of imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony.

Philosopher Aliaksandr Fiaduta sentenced to 10 years in jail

On September 5, 2022, the Minsk Regional Court pronounced the verdicts on the high-profile case of ‘conspiracy to seize state power’, the trial of which had been ongoing since July 29.


Mail address: Penal colony No. 15. 213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183

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