Aliaksandr Veliasnitski

former military officer, sentenced to 2 1/2 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 14 March 1978

Date of detention: 29 September 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 130 of the Criminal Code β€” Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 20 December 2022

Date of release: 22 August 2023

Judge: Andrei Vasiliuk

Prosecutor: Tatsiana Tsybulia

Aliaksandr Veliasnitski is a former military officer who condemned the violence by security forces after the 2020 elections.

He was detained in Stolin for publishing comments on the Internet in connection with the deaths of IT worker Andrei Zeltser and KGB agent Dzmitry Fedasiuk.

On September 26, 2022, the Brest Regional Court found Veliasnitski guilty and sentenced him to 2.5 years of imprisonment in a general security penal colony.

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