Artsyom Mazanik

programmer

Prisoner

Date of birth: 8 January 1990

Date of detention: 12 January 2022

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. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Art. 203-1 of the Criminal Code — Illegal actions with respect to information about private life and personal data

Sentence: 8 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Siarhei Khrypach

Prison: Penal colony No. 15

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

Artsyom Mazanik, a programmer, was arrested on January 12, 2022, in a criminal case on ‘group actions grossly violating public order’ (Article 342 of the Criminal Code). 

He was also accused of ‘Illegal actions with respect to information about private life and personal data’ (Part 3, Article 203-1 of the Criminal Code), ‘calls for actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of the Republic of Belarus’ (Part 3, Article 361 of the Criminal Code), and ‘aiding in incitement of hatred’ (Part 6, Article 16 and Part 3, Article 130 of the Criminal Code).

On July 22, 2022, the KGB put Artsyom on the list of persons involved in terrorist activities.

He is being held in pre-trial detention center.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 15. 213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183

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