Andrei Stsepankou

sentenced to 2 1/2 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 5 December 1980

Date of detention: 16 September 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. 361 of the Criminal Code — Calls for actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of the Republic of Belarus
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
Art. 391 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a judge
art. 188 of the Criminal Code — Defamation
Art. 367 of the Criminal Code — Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 203-1 of the Criminal Code — Illegal actions with respect to information about private life and personal data
Art. 369-1 of the Criminal Code — Discrediting Belarus

Sentence: 5 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Iryna Pradun, Aliaksandr Piskunou

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

Andrei Stsepankou is a resident of the Rahačoŭ district. He was detained under Articles 368, 369, and 391 of the Criminal Code and remanded in pre-trial detention center No. 3 in Homieĺ.

On September 1, 2022, the verdict was pronounced: the political prisoner was found guilty and sentenced to 2.5 months in a general-security penal colony.

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