Ivan Yanchanka

sentenced to 3 1/2 years of imprisonment


Date of birth: 20 April 1987

Date of detention: 15 January 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Aliaksei Khlyshchankou

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

Ivan Yanchanka was convicted of ‘inciting hatred’ under Part 1 of Article 130 of the Criminal Code in the Zeltser case. In conjunction with the punishment imposed by the court of the Čerykaŭ District Court in May 2021 (the Article is not known), the court sentenced Yanchanka to 3.5 years of imprisonment in a penal colony.

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