sentenced to 1 year in prison
Date of detention: 3 August 2021
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code - Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Sentence: 1 year
Penalty: imprisonment in a maximum-security penal colony
Judge: Maryna Fiodarava
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1
Aliaksandr Shcharbatsiuk was sentenced by the Saviecki District Court of Minsk to one year of imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony under Art. 368 of the Criminal Code for insulting the president.
He was accused shouting "Long live Belarus!" and "Lukashenka is a prag!" while on the balcony of his apartment on May 15, 2021. The prosecution argued that he shouted deliberately loudly so that others could hear his screams. Thus, he allegedly insulted Lukashenka.
Shcharbatsiuk was taken into custody in the courtroom.