Dzmitryi Kachanouski

Date of birth: 6 January 1992

Date of detention: 1 March 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 370 of the Criminal Code — Desecration of state symbols
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official

Sentence: 3 years

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

Prison sentence start date: 1 March 2022

Judge: Alena Kaptsevich

Prison: Open correctional facility No. 43

Dmitry Kachanovski was sentenced on January 31 by the Zavodski District Court of Minsk to 3 years of restricted prison in an open-type penitentiary under Article 369 of the Criminal Code for insulting former Interior Ministry spokeswoman Volha Chamadanava.    

The case was considered by Judge Alena Kaptsevich. 

It is also known that Dmitry will serve this sentence concurrently with another one imposed earlier. On September 3, 2021, Kachanovski was tried in Zavodski District Court of Minsk under a defamatory article.  He was found guilty under Article 370 of the Criminal Code for taking down the national flag from a kindergarten. The verdict in this case is unknown to the human rights defenders. 

Mail address: Open correctional facility No. 43. 212003, Mahilioŭ, vulica Čaliuskincaŭ 76a

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