Yauhen Siamionau

sentenced to 5 years in prison


Date of detention: 26 February 2021

Charges indicted:

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

Sentence: 5 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Aliaksandr Volk

Prosecutor: Uladzimir Rabau

Prison: Penal colony No. 11

Yauhen Siamionau was sentenced on July 7, 2021 by the Saviecki District Court of Minsk to five years in prison under Articles 369, 364, 415, Parts 1 and 2 of Article 205 of the Criminal Code. Siamionau was convicted of posting two comments in a Telegram chat targeting GUBAZIK officers Ivan Tarasik and Aliaksandr Alioksa over their alleged involvement in the torture of political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok. In addition, he was convicted of theft (Parts 1 and 2 of Article 205 of the Criminal Code) and for evading a criminal sentence.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 11. 231900, Volkovysk, Rokossovsky str., 118

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