Illia Shamilau


Date of birth: 2 August 1987

Charges indicted:

Art. 367 of the Criminal Code — Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Siarhei Maruchak

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 7

Illia Shamilau

Illia Shamilau was convicted under Part 2 of Article 367 of the Criminal Code. The trial took place on February 13 and 14, 2024, at the Brest District Court, presided over by Judge Siarhei Maruchak

On October 30 and November 8, 2023, two administrative protocols were filed against Illia under Article 19.11 of the Administrative Code (Distribution, production, storage, transportation of information products containing calls to extremist activity or propagandizing such activity).

On February 14, 2024, he was sentenced to two years in a penal colony.


Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 7. 224030, Brest, vulica Savieckich pamiežnikaŭ 37

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