political analyst, literary scholar, sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment
Date of birth: 3 November 1964
Date of detention: 12 April 2021
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: Pre-trial detention center No. 1
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.