Anatol Mikhailau


Date of birth: 28 October 1992

Date of detention: 8 April 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Article 361-3 of the Criminal Code — Participation or preparing to participate in hostilities on foreign soil by a Republic of Belarus citizen

Sentence: 4 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Halina Bondal

Prison: Penal colony No. 15

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

Anatol Mikhailau was sentenced to four years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony for his publications in Telegram channels and registration in a deemed ‘extremist’ Telegram chat. The court considered it as ‘incitement to hatred’ (Part 1 of Article 130 of the Criminal Code), ‘participation in an extremist formation’ (Part 3 of Article 361-1 of the Criminal Code), ‘organization of riots’ (Part 1 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code), ‘insult of the President’ (Part 1 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code), and ‘insult of a government official’ (Article 369 of the Criminal Code). He was also ordered a fine of 3,200 Belarusian rubles ($1,260).

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

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