Artsiom Liashneuski



Date of birth: 22 January 1984

Date of detention: 29 April 2022

Charges indicted:

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

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

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

Judge: Sviatlana Kuzmichonak

Prison: Open correctional facility No. 29

Artsyom Leshnevsky is an engineer. On February 2, 2022, the Orša district and Orša city court Judge Sviatlana Kuzmichonak found Artsyom guilty of committing a crime under Article 369 of the Criminal Code (insulting a government official) and sentenced him to 2.5 years in an open-type penitentiary.

Mail address: Open correctional facility No. 29. 230415, Vaŭkavysk, vulica Rakasouskaha 118

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