Date of birth: 27 June 1981
Date of detention: 18 March 2021
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. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Sentence: 4 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Viachaslau Tuleika
Prosecutor: Siarhei Sharavar
Prison: Penal colony No. 17
Statement on the status of a political prisoner
Dzianis Syrets is a resident of Maladziečna, charged under three articles of the Criminal Code: Article 130 (incitement of social enmity), Article 369 (contempt of an official), Article 368 (contempt of the President).
He was tried for comments in the local Telegram-chat "Maladziečna for Life". The aggrieved persons were police officers from Maladziečna, a riot policewoman from Hrodna, as well as Lukashenka, Yarmoshyna, and Karpiankou.
Dzianis was sentenced to four years of imprisonment.