Dzianis Kisialiou

sentenced to 1 1/2 years of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 28 September 1985

Date of detention: 12 January 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 368 of the Criminal Code β€” Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 1 1/2 years

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

Prison sentence start date: 30 May 2022

Date of release: 20 September 2023

Judge: Vadzim Zdanovich

Prosecutor: Siarhei Miashechka

Dzianis Kisialiou published in a closed chat a photo of an obscene gesture against the background of the TV screen, where Lukashenka was being shown. For this, he was sentenced to 18 months of restricted freedom in an open-type correctional facility.

He has been serving his sentence since May 30, 2022.

According to human rights defenders, Dzianis was supposed to be released in September 2023.


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