Dzmitryi Kazlouski

sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 30 May 1972

Date of detention: 30 September 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 18 March 2023

Judge: Alena Shylko

Dzmitryi Kazlouski was detained for publishing comments on the Internet in connection with the deaths of the IT worker Andrei Zeltser and the KGB agent Dzmitry Fedasiuk. He was placed in remand prison #8 in Žodzina (Minsk region).

Kazlouski has a higher education. In 1994, he graduated from the Higher Military Engineering School of Communications in St. Petersburg, majoring in multi-channel telecommunications.

He was accused under to Art. 369 ('Contempt of government official) and Part 1 of Art. 130 ('Inciting social hatred or enmity') of the Criminal Code.

The trial included several court sessions in September-October 2022, in the Minsk City Court. On October 17, 2022, Judge Alena Shylko sentenced Dzmitryi Kazlouski to two years of imprisonment and a fine of 100 fine units (approx. $1120).

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