Andrej Zvanarou

Date of birth: 2 April 1980

Date of detention: 14 November 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")

Prison sentence start date: 14 November 2021

Judge: Ina Paulouskaya

Prosecutor: Ivan Haudzei

Prison: Open correctional facility No. 43

Andrej Zvanarou was sentenced under Art. 369 of the Criminal Code for insulting a government official. the former Minister of Internal Affairs Yury Karaeu. Allegedly, on October 28, 2020, the man posted an offensive comment under the photograph of the former Interior Minister Yury Karaeu in the "Borovki Svobodnye" Telegram channel. 

On August 31, 2021, Andrej Zvanarou's trial took place in the Baranavičy City and District Court. Judge Inna Paulouskaya sentenced him to two years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary (“khimiya”).

On November 14, 2021, Andrey started serving his sentence in the Open correctional facility No. 43.


Mail address: Open correctional facility No. 43. 212003, Mahilioŭ, vulica Čaliuskincaŭ 76a

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