Arseni Chyzhyk

sentenced to 2 1/2 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 25 March 1994

Date of detention: 30 September 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Ruslan Tsaruk

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 3

Arseni Chyzhyk was detained in Homieĺ for publishing comments on the Internet in connection with the deaths of IT worker Andrei Zeltser and KGB agent Dzmitry Fedasiuk.

Initially, Chyzhyk was charged with ‘insulting a government official’ (Article 369 of the Criminal Code) and ‘inciting social hatred’ (Article 130 of the Criminal Code). But later charges under Article 369 were dropped.

On November 21, 2022, the Homieĺ Regional Court sentenced the political prisoner to two and a half years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony. Judge Ruslan Tsaruk considered the case.

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 3. 246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A

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