Dzmitryi Makarkou

sentenced to 1 1/2 years of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 15 May 1987

Date of detention: 28 August 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official

Sentence: 1 1/2 years

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

Prison sentence start date: 28 August 2022

Judge: Aksana Ratnikava

Prison: Open correctional facility No. 36

Dzmitryi Makarkou lives in Mazyr, Homieĺ region. He is 35 years old.

On May 24, 2022, the court found Makarkou guilty of 'contempting a public official' under Article 369 of the Criminal Code. He was sentenced to 18 months of freedom restriction with a referral to an open-type penal facility.

Besides, Makarkou is to pay 100 basic fines, which is 3,200 Belarusian rubles (approx. $1,098), as moral compensation to Andrei Kamar, a precinct of the Babrujsk Police Department.

The case was heard by Judge Aksana Ratnikava, who repeatedly handed down politically motivated verdicts.

Mail address: Open correctional facility No. 36. 220039, Minsk, Korotkevicha str., 14

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