Aliaksandr Shmatau

sentenced to 2 years of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 27 February 1971

Date of detention: 27 October 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code β€” Insulting a government official

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")

Prison sentence start date: 27 October 2021

Judge: Natallia Karablina

Aliaksandr Shmatau was sentenced in Viciebsk to two years of restricted freedom in an open penal facility (“khimiya”) under Art. 369 of the Criminal Code for publicly insulting a traffic policeman.

The convict was sent to serve the sentence in late October 2021.

According to human rights defenders, Shmatau was scheduled to be released in the autumn of 2023.

 

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