Illia Siliankou

student, served full term, released

Date of birth: 13 April 1999

Date of detention: 29 April 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 1 1/2 years

Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")

Date of release: 25 August 2022

Judge: Siarhei Dvarachenka

Prosecutor: Nabokau

Illia Siliankou was sentenced by the Krasnapollie District Court under Art. 368 of the Criminal Code (insulting the president) to one and a half years of restricted freedom in an open correctional facility.

Siliankou was found guilty of putting up and scattering at least 17 leaflets with a picture of Lukashenka and an inscription about him on August 13, 2020, which "humiliated his honor and dignity."

Illia Siliankou was sent to serve his sentence in open correctional facility No. 9.

Siliankou served his sentence in full and was released on August 25, 2022.

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