Aliaksei Azarka

sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment


Date of birth: 31 August 1987

Date of detention: 7 March 2023

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 7 March 2023

Judge: Andrei Tarasevich

Prison: Penal colony No. 22

Aliaksei Azarka was convicted under Article 369 of the Criminal Code ('Contempt of a public official').

On December 20, 2022, in the Hlybokaje District Court, Judge Andrei Tarasevich sentenced Aliaksei Azarka to 24 months of freedom restriction under home confinement and 60 base fines.

On March 7, 2023, the Viciebsk Regional Court overturned the decision of the Hlybokaje District Court. They replaced the two years of home confinement with 24 months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony and 60 base fines, which is 1,920 Belarusian rubles (approx. $ 658).

On March 17, 2023, Aliaksei Azarka was included in the 'List of Belarusian citizens, foreign citizens, and stateless persons involved in extremist activities'.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 22. 225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20

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