Dzmitry Krautsou

sentenced to 3 months in prison

Date of birth: 10 September 1998

Date of detention: 24 July 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 370 of the Criminal Code - Desecration of state symbols

Sentence: 3 months

Penalty: arrest

Judge: L. Novikava

Prosecutor: A. Harokhau

Prison: Prison No. 4

Dzmitry Krautsou is a resident of Drybin sentenced to three months in prison under Article 370 of the Criminal Code (insulting the state symbols).

The reason behind the conviction was the changed image of the state emblem displayed on a YouTube channel co-run by Krautsou and Viktoryia Zhardzetskaya (another defendant in the case) "in order to make their channel popular and demonstrate their blasphemous attitude." The defendants later used the image as the logo of their Telegam and Youtube channels, as well as in the videos they uploaded to their channel.

Mail address: Prison No. 4. 212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A

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