Aliaksei Kapitonau

Date of birth: 23 April 1992

Date of detention: 10 May 2021

Charges indicted:

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

Sentence: 1 1/2 years

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

Prison sentence start date: 10 May 2021

Date of release: 30 November 2022

Aliaksei Kapitonau is from Viciebsk and has one small child.

On 22 February 2021 Viciebsk Pieršamajski District Court found Kapitonau guilty of insulting an official in connection with the performance of his official duties under Article 369 of the Criminal Code.

According to the verdict, on 3 October 2020 he insulted a policeman-driver by posting a comment in Instagram, which "contained an obscene insult to the affected law enforcement officer, negatively evaluating him." It is known that the comment concerned the moment of detention of a woman at the protest and spraying tear gas.

Aliaksei Kapitonau was sentenced to 1 1/2 years of restricted freedom in an open-type correctional facility.

He is serving his sentence in open-type correctional facility No. 29.

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