Edhar Shyrko

sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment


Date of birth: 2 September 1985

Date of detention: 30 September 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Siarhei Bieraziuk

Edhar Shyrko was convicted of ‘insulting a government official’ and ‘inciting social hatred’ under Article 369 and Part 1 of Article 130 of the Criminal Code and sentenced to three years of imprisonment in a penal colony for expressing his opinion about the Zeltser case.

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