Dzianis Syrets

Date of detention: 18 March 2021

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. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 4 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Tulejka

Prosecutor: Sharavar

Prison: Penal colony No. 17

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.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 17. 213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8

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