Date of birth: 27 July 1971
Date of detention: 17 June 2021
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code - Insulting a government official
Sentence: 2 years
Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")
Prison sentence start date: 17 June 2021
Judge: Natallia Panasenka
Prison: Open correctional facility No. 9
Dzmitry Tsimafeyeu is a blogger from Baranavičy who was sentenced to two years of restricted freedom in an open-type correctional facility under Article 369 of the Criminal Code (contempt of an official).
He was found guilty of insulting the head of the traffic police department of Babrujsk City Executive Committee Vital Paddubski. According to the indictment, in June 2020, in a news piece of 6tv.by YouTube channel, when coming out of Mahilioŭ Regional Court, where he appealed against the decision to arrest him for allegedly participating in the Antiparade in Babrujsk on May 9, Tsimafeyeu called the police chief a criminal and a maverick who doesn't know the traffic rules and.
On 17 June 2021 he started serving his sentence.