Dzmitry Pershyn


Date of birth: 26 June 1986

Date of detention: 3 February 2024

Charges indicted:

Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 367 of the Criminal Code — Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: coercive mental treatment

Penalty: compulsory psychiatric treatment

Judge: Stanislau Ivaniutsenka

Dzmitry Pershyn was charged with slandering Aliaksandr Lukashenka (Part 2 of Article 367 of the Criminal Code) and insulting Lukashenka (Part 1 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code). The case was heard by Judge Stanislau Ivaniutsenka on April 8, 2024.

The court ruled that Dzmitry Pershyn should be subjected to compulsory security measures and treatment in a psychiatric hospital, as reported by Homelskaya Viasna.

      On May 3, 2024, the Ministry of Internal Affairs added Dzmitry Pershyn to the list of individuals engaged in extremist activities.


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