Date of detention: 9 December 2022
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Sentence: 2 1/2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Prison sentence start date: 7 March 2023
Judge: Hanna Mukavozchyk
Prosecutor: Dzmitryi Yarashevich
Prison: Penal colony No. 17
Dzmitryi Varanovich was found guilty of insulting Lukashenka (Part 1 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code) and two policemen (Art. 369 of the Criminal Code).
On December 9, 2022, the judge of the city of Zhodzina, Hanna Mukavozchyk, sentenced Varanovich to two and a half years of imprisonment in a penal colony and a fine of 100 'base values' (about USD 1,240).
The state prosecution was represented by the senior assistant prosecutor Dzmitryi Yarashevich. According to his motion, the trial was closed.