Ivan Kiva

sentenced to 7 months of imprisonment

Date of birth: 18 July 1984

Date of detention: 4 August 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official

Sentence: 24 months

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 4 August 2021

Date of release: 25 December 2022

Judge: Tatsiana Rakhmanenka

Ivan Kiva was sentenced by the Lieninski District Court of Mahilioŭ to two years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary (“khimiya”) under Art. 369 of the Criminal Code for insulting police officers on the Vkontakte social media.

He started serving his sentence on August 4, 2021.

On 25 May 2022 the Kastryčnicki District Court of Hrodna started hearing the case of the political prisoner for "violating the rules of the penal institution". It is known that four reports were drawn up on Ivan for "lying on the bed".

As a result, Ivan's custody level was increased to seven months of imprisonment in a general regime colony. He is currently held in Prison No. 1.


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