Aliaksandr Zanouski

sentenced to 1 1/2 years of imprisonment


Date of birth: 10 June 1985

Date of detention: 10 March 2023

Charges indicted:

Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 1 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Ina Klyshpach

Prosecutor: Fiodar Liashok

Aliaksandr Zanouski is a 37-year-old IT worker from Brest. For his comments on the Internet, he was accused of publicly insulting Aliaksandr Lukashenka under Part 1 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code ('Contempt of the President of Belarus'). He was taken into custody on March 10, 2023.

On April 26, 2023, in the Maskoŭski District Court of Brest, the prosecutor required 18 months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony as a punishment for Zanouski.

The court agreed with the proposal of the state prosecution. Judge Ina Klyshpach headed the trial, with Fiodar Liashok as the state prosecutor.

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