Artsiom Karatkevich


Date of birth: 26 December 1996

Date of detention: 9 June 2023

Charges indicted:

Art. 361-1 of the Criminal Code — Creation of an extremist formation, or participation in it

Sentence: 4 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Sviatlana Charapanava

Prison: Penal colony No. 22

Artsiom Karatkevich studied at Homiel State Technical University. A few years ago the guy moved to Minsk and worked as a waiter.

In a “repentant” video published in mid-March, Artsiom said that he was detained “for moderating the 97% Serebryanka chat.” But this Telegram channel was recognized as an “extremist formation” only on May 30, 2023.

Artsiom is charged under Part 1 of Art. 361-1 of the Criminal Code (Creation of an extremist formation).

Mail address: Penal colony No. 22. 225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20

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