Aliaksandr Paliuka

Prisoner

Date of birth: 16 May 1987

Date of detention: 27 June 2023

Charges indicted:

Art. 361 of the Criminal Code — Calls for actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of the Republic of Belarus
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. 361-1 of the Criminal Code — Creation of an extremist formation, or participation in it
Art. 367 of the Criminal Code — Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 7 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Sviatlana Kramianiouskaya

Prosecutor: Volha Hrytskevich

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 7

Aliaksandr Paliuka was detained because of his comments on social networks. One of the pro-government Telegram channels showed screenshots of the messages he was accused of posting. He was charged under five criminal articles: calling for restrictive measures (sanctions) (Part 3 of Article 361 of the Criminal Code), creating of an extremist formation, or participating in it (Part 3 of Article 361-1 of the Criminal Code), insulting a government official (Article 369 of the Criminal Code), insulting Lukashenka (Part 1 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code) and slandering him (Part 2 of Article 367 of the Criminal Code).

On March 4, 2024, Judge Sviatlana Kramianiouskaya sentenced Paliuka to seven years of imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony.

      On March 22, 2024, he was added to the "list of extremists".

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 7. 224030, Brest, vulica Savieckich pamiežnikaŭ 37

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