Aliaksei Hameza

sentenced to 14 1/2 years of imprisonment

Prisoner

Date of birth: 12 March 1985

Date of detention: 1 October 2021

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. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Art. 290-4 of the Criminal Code — Establishing or participating in an organization for the purpose of terrorist activity
Art. 359 of the Criminal Code — Terrorist act against a state official or public figure

Sentence: 14 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 27 March 2023

Judge: Anastasiya Papko, Pavel Kartsinin

Prosecutor: Yuliya Laneuskaya

Prison: Prison No. 4

Godparent: Cécile Hemmen, Member of the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies

On the list of “terrorists” (money transfers are prohibited)

Aliaksei Hameza was detained on October 1, 2021, and his apartment was searched.

Hameza was charged with four articles of the Criminal Code:

Art. 361 of the Criminal Code — Calls for actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Art. 290-4 of the Criminal Code — Establishing or participating in an organization for the purpose of terrorist activity
Art. 359 of the Criminal Code — Terrorist act against a state official or public figure

On May 13, 2022, the KGB put Alexei on the list of persons involved in terrorist activities.

On June 6, 2022, the trial began in the Minsk Municipal Court. On September 28, Judge Anastasiya Papko sentenced Hameza to 14.5 years in a medium-security penal colony and ordered a fine of 16,000 Belarusian rubles ($6,300).

Mail address: Prison No. 4. 212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A

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