IT professional, sentenced to 7 years
Date of birth: 25 April 1987
Date of detention: 15 July 2021
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Art. 365 of the Criminal Code — Interference in the activities of a police officer
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Sentence: 7 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Siarhei Khrypach
Prison: Penal colony No. 17
Statement on the status of a political prisoner
Godparent: Laurent Wehrli,, Member of the Swiss National Council
Dzmitry Padrez is an IT professional detained in mid-July 2021 for leaking to a Telegram channel the personal data of several security officers.
He was charged under three articles of the Criminal Code: Article 130 (Incitement to hatred), Article 364 (Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies), and Article 365 (Interference in the activities of a police officer).
On March 15, 2022, the judicial board of criminal cases of Minsk City Court presiding by Judge Siarhei Khrypach passed a verdict in the case of political prisoner Dzmitry Padrez. He was sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony.