Dzmitryi Zahalavets

Prisoner

Date of birth: 19 November 1982

Date of detention: 20 January 2023

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 361-1 of the Criminal Code — Creation of an extremist formation, or participation in it
Art. 361-2 of the Criminal Code — Financing the activities of an extremist group

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Aliaksandr Babaskin

Dzmitryi Zahalavets was detained in January 2023.

Dzmitryi was charged under Art. 361 of the Criminal Code (Calls for actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of the Republic of Belarus), Art. 368 of the Criminal Code (Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus), Art. 369-1 of the Criminal Code (Discrediting Belarus).

On August 31, 2023, in Viciebsk Regional Court at a closed session Dzmitryi was sentenced to three years and six months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.

 

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