sentenced to 5 years in prison
Date of detention: 17 January 2021
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
Sentence: 5 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 2
Yauhen Liudskikh is a resident of the Polack district sentenced by the Viciebsk Regional Court to five years in a medium-security penal colony under Part 1 of Art. 130 of the Criminal Code (incitement to hatred on the basis of other social affiliation, i.e. police officers), Part 1 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code (insulting the president) and Part 1 of Art. 366 (threats of violence against the president aimed at impeding his lawful activities). The trial was held behind closed doors.
According to the indictment, from October 2019 to July 2020, Liudskikh posted comments on the Internet calling for violence against law enforcement officers and the president, as well as insults to the head of state.