Yury Breiva

sentenced to 2 1/2 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 17 June 1981

Date of detention: 24 November 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Uladzimir Fedarovich

Prison: Penal colony No. 15

Yury Breiva was convicted under Part 1 of Article 368 ('Contempt of the President of Belarus') and Part 1 of  Article 342 ('Organization and preparation of actions grossly disrupting public order or active participation in them') of the Criminal Code.

The trial began on January 25, 2023. On January 26, 2023, in the Lida District Court (Hrodna region), Judge Uladzimir Fedarovich sentenced Yury Breiva to two years and six months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Yury Breiva was arrested on November 24, 2022, initially for his comments on social networks. He has a dependent minor child.

On April 14, 2023, Yury Breiva was included in the 'List of Belarusian citizens, foreign citizens, and stateless persons involved in extremist activities'.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 15. 213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183

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