Illia Kraucheuski

sentenced to 8.5 years of imprisonment in penal colony

Prisoner

Date of birth: 15 August 1996

Charges indicted:

Part 1 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Organization of riots
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
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
Art. 366 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat against an official performing official duties or another person performing a public duty
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
art. 188 of the Criminal Code — Defamation
Art. 367 of the Criminal Code — Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 203-1 of the Criminal Code — Illegal actions with respect to information about private life and personal data

Sentence: 8 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Ihar Sobaleu

Prison: Penal colony No. 15

On the list of “terrorists” (money transfers are prohibited)

On November 21, 2022, the Hrodna Regional Court sentenced Illia Kraucheuski to eight and a half years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony under seven articles of the Criminal Code:

  • Art. 130 ('Inciting social hatred or strife')
  • Art. 293 - ('Participation in riots')
  • Part 1 of Art. 342 ('Organization of group actions that grossly violate public order')
  • Art. 364 ('Violence or a threat of violence against a police officer')
  • Art. 366 ('Violence or a threat of violence against an official performing official duties, or another person performing a civic duty')
  • Art. 367 ('Slander against the president of Belarus')
  • Art. 368 ('Insulting the president of Belarus')
  • Art. 369 ('Insulting a government official')
  • Art. 188 ('Slander')
  • Part 3 of Art. 203-1 ('Unlawful actions regarding privacy information and personal data')

The criminal case was considered during seven court sessions. It is known that during the trial, Kraucheuski did not plead guilty under Art. 342 and Art. 364 of the Criminal Code.

Kraucheuski was added to the 'List of persons involved in terrorist activities'. He is prohibited from receiving money transfers.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 15. 213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183

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