Artsiom Pryhazhayeu

sentenced to 1 1/2 years

Date of birth: 6 September 1999

Date of detention: 16 November 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 370 of the Criminal Code β€” Desecration of state symbols

Sentence: 1 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 15 May 2023

Judge: Andrei Litvin

Artsiom Pryhazhayeu from Babrujsk was sentenced to 18 months in a general-security penal colony for desecrating the state flag (Article 370 of the Criminal Code).

According to the case file, on the evening of November 15, 2021, Artsiom Pryhazhayeu and Hleb Liohki, being intoxicated, tore down the state flag of the Republic of Belarus from a school building and waved it. Then they threw it on the ground, and Pryhazhayeu was stomping on it.

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