Yury Krauchanka

sentenced to 1 1/2 years of imprisonment


Date of birth: 28 February 1960

Charges indicted:

Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 1 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Viktoryia Aliantsevich

Yury Krauchanka is from Russia and lives in Smarhoń, Hrodna region. He was convicted under Part 1 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code ('Contempt of the President of Belarus').

On April 26, 2023, in the Smarhoń District Court, Judge Viktoryia Aliantsevich sentenced him to 18 months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.

Krauchanka was arrested for drinking alcohol with a friend near a store and clinging to passers-by. When arrested, he was swearing at Lukashenka for not recognizing the independence of Abkhazia. As a result, the police opened a criminal case against him under Article 368 of the Criminal Code.

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