Aliaksei Sianko

sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 15 July 1985

Date of detention: 30 September 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 1 April 2023

Judge: Anatol Zayats

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

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

On July 5, 2022, the KGB put Sianko on the list of ‘persons involved in terrorist activities’.

On September 9, 2022, the Hrodna Regional Court sentenced the political prisoner. Judge Anatol Zayats found the political prisoner guilty of ‘insulting a government official’ and ‘inciting hatred’ under Articles 369 and 130 of the Criminal Code and sentenced him to two years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.

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