entrepreneur, sentenced to 3 years in prison
Date of birth: 5 June 1994
Date of detention: 15 March 2021
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Sentence: 3 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Prison: Penal colony No. 3
Herman Bykhau is an entrepreneur based in Mahilioŭ. He was detained on March 15, 2021 for two comments in a Telegram channel written in August 2020. Bykhau was detained by GUBAZIK officers and his house was searched. He was initially charged under Art. 364 of the Criminal Code, "threat of violence against a police officer".
However, Herman was finally charged under Article 130 of the Criminal Code, "inciting hostility against other social group (police)".
On October 8, 2021, he was sentenced to three years in prison.