sentenced to 1 1/2 years of restricted freedom
Date of birth: 13 April 1996
Date of detention: 15 April 2021
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code - Insulting a government official
Sentence: 1 1/2 years
Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")
Prison: Open correctional facility No. 6
Artsiom Kasach is a resident of Viciebsk sentenced to one and a half years of restricted freedom in an open institution under Art. 369 of the Criminal Code (insulting a government official).
Kasach was convicted for insulting local government official Siarhei Stasheuski in a comment on the Vkontakte social media. Earlier, Stasheuski reportedly forced members of an election commission to falsify voting protocols.
Kasach was initially sentenced to 1.5 years of “home confinement,” but after a prosecutor’s appeal, the sentence was changed to a term in an open facility.
On April 15, 2021, Artsiom Kasach started serving his sentence in open penitentiary No. 6.