Andrei Liubetski

medical doctor, sentenced to 5 years in jail

Prisoner

Date of birth: 7 July 1975

Date of detention: 4 May 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
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

Sentence: 5 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Sviatlana Charapanava

Prosecutor: Zhanna Baranava

Prison: Penal colony No. 2

Godparent: Armin Grau, member of the German Bundestag

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

Andrei Liubetski is a maxillo-facial surgeon based in Minsk.

Liubetski was a volunteer near the Akrestsin detention center. He has four children. Andrei's wife Natallia Liubetskaya was forced to leave the country together with her children, after Belarusian state TV channels accused the woman of leaking "secret documents" to ex-police officer Ihar Makar.

Andrei Liubetski was detained on May 4, 2021. His apartment was searched and the detainee was charged under Part 2 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code (insulting the president).

At the end of March 2022 the Investigative Committee completed the investigation of the case against Andrei Liubetski. He was charged under Part 1 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code (participation in actions that grossly violate public order); part 1 of article 130 of the Criminal Code (incitement to hatred); Article 369 of the Criminal Code (insulting a government official); Part 1 and 2 of Article 368 (Insulting the President).

On April 18, Judge Sviatlana Charapanava sentenced the doctor to five years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony, thus satisfying the request of the prosecutor Zhanna Baranava.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 2. 213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1

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