Dzmitryi Makeyeu


Date of birth: 25 August 1983

Date of detention: 24 May 2023

Charges indicted:

Art. 361-2 of the Criminal Code — Financing the activities of an extremist group
Art. 361-4 of the Criminal Code — Promoting extremist activities
Article 361-3 of the Criminal Code — Participation or preparing to participate in hostilities on foreign soil by a Republic of Belarus citizen

Sentence: 6 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Yauhen Sharshniou

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 3

Dzmitryi Makeyeu is charged with violating three articles of the Criminal Code:

  • Part 2 Art. 361-3 – “Financing the participation of citizens of the Republic of Belarus in an armed formation on the territory of a foreign state in armed conflicts, military operations”;
  • Parts 1 and 2 Art. 361-2 – “Financing extremist activities”;
  • Parts 1 and 2 Art. 361-4 – “Promoting extremist activities.”

On September 4, 2023, in Homiel Regional Court Dzmitryi was sentenced to six years in a medium-security penal colony.

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 3. 246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A

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