Captain of the Armed Forces’ General Staff, sentenced to 18 years in prison
Date of birth: 23 June 1991
Date of detention: 15 March 2021
Art. 356 of the Criminal Code - High treason
Sentence: 18 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Prison: Penal colony No. 1
Dzianis Urad is a former special liaison officer of the Armed Forces’ General Staff.
According to state-owned media, on March 14, Urad photographed a secret letter from the Minister of Internal Affairs to the Minister of Defense, while on duty as a special liaison officer of the Armed Forces’ General Staff. Urad sent a copy of the letter, which authorized the involvement of the Armed Forces in law enforcement activities, to a "Polish Telegram channel".
On May 14, the Supreme Court sentenced Dzianis Urad to 18 years in a medium-security penal colony, finding him guilty of high treason (Part 2 of Article 356 of the Criminal Code). Urad was also deprived of his military rank. The trial was held behind closed doors.
The verdict is final and not subject to appeal.