Ihar Papou


Date of birth: 28 September 1968

Date of detention: 5 September 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: coercive mental treatment

Penalty: compulsory psychiatric treatment

Judge: Valiantsina Ziankevich

Ihar Papou was convicted by Minsk City Court under Article 369, Article 364, Part 1 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code. From May 2 to May 12, 2023, the case was being considered by Judge Valiantsina Ziankevich.

      On August 4, 2023 Ihar was added to the list of Belarusian citizens, foreign citizens and stateless persons involved in extremist activities.

Ihar was sent to the psychiatric hospital Haityunishki in Voranauski district.

Addresses of prisons:

What should I know and how to help?

✉️ Write a letter. Make a scan of your letter or postcard and share it online

🤝 Please use the Russian (or Belarusian) name of the prison

💡 Foreign-language messages may be blocked, so attach a translation (e.g. translate.google.com)

💡 A big guide about helping Belarusian political prisoners from abroad

💡 More tips here

Support “Viasna”