Andrei Navaselchan

sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment


Date of birth: 21 June 1985

Date of detention: 16 August 2022

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

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Uladzimir Pazniak

Prison: Penal colony No. 3

Andrei Navaselchan was an independent election observer in 2020. The Kastryčnicki District Court of Hrodna convicted him under several articles of the Criminal Code of Belarus:

  • Part 1 of Article 342 ('Active participation in group actions grossly disrupting public order')
  • Part 1 of Article 368 ('Contempt of the President of Belarus')
  • Article 369 ('Contempt of a public official')

On March 10, 2023, Andrei Navaselchan was included in the 'List of Belarusian citizens, foreign citizens, and stateless persons involved in extremist activities'.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 3. 211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba

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