Dzianis Pyrkh


Date of birth: 19 September 1977

Date of detention: 23 September 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 369-1 of the Criminal Code — Discrediting Belarus

Sentence: unknown

Judge: Maryna Katsuba

Dzianis Pyrkh was convicted on November 28, 2022, in the Rečyca City and District Court for his comments on the Internet related to the shootout on September 28, 2021, in Minsk, between the KGB officers and the IT worker Andrei Zeltser.

He was convicted under several articles of the Criminal Code:

  • Article 368 ('Contempt of the President of Belarus')
  • Article  369 ('Contempt of a public official')
  • Article 369-1 ('Discrediting the Republic of Belarus')

The sentence is unknown.

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