sentenced to 4 years of imprisonment
Date of birth: 4 October 1967
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Sentence: 4 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Filonik Vera
Prison: Penal colony No. 1
Statement on the status of a political prisoner
Aliaksandr Kolpak was sentenced to four years of imprisonment in a penal colony for making negative comments about law enforcement officers and government officials, calling for protests by slowing traffic, blocking roads, not going to work, and resisting the dispersal of protests.
Judge Filonik Vera found him guilty of ‘inciting hatred’ (p. 1 of art. 130 CC) and ‘organizing mass actions that grossly violate the public order’ (p. 1 of art. 342 CC).
In addition, a cell phone was confiscated from the man as a “means of committing a crime.”