Anatol Matsulevich

sentenced to 7 1/2 years of imprisonment


Date of birth: 16 October 1969

Date of detention: 11 June 2021

Charges indicted:

Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal code — Training or other preparation of persons for participation in mass riots, or financing of this activity
Art. 361-1 of the Criminal Code — Creation of an extremist formation, or participation in it
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 7 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Yauhen Burunou

Prison: Penal colony No. 15

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

Anatol Matsulevich was sentenced to seven years and six months in a penal colony under Part 1 Article 361-1 (establishing an extremist formation), Part 3 Article 130 (incitement to hatred), Part 3 Article 293 (training or other preparation of persons to participate in mass riots) for creating and administrating a protest Telegram channel. The Ministry of Internal Affairs recognized the channel as an extremist formation on November 26, 2021. However, Matsulevich was detained five months earlier, on June 11, 2021. The case was considered in a closed court session. 

On April 18 the Supreme Court considered Matsulevich's appeal, but left it without satisfaction.


Mail address: Penal colony No. 15. 213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183

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