Yury Samsonau

sentenced to 3 1/2 years in penal colony


Date of birth: 5 May 1983

Date of detention: 17 August 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 361-2 of the Criminal Code — Financing the activities of an extremist group

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 15 February 2023

Judge: Siarhei Khrypach

Prison: Penal colony No. 15

Yury Samsonau was detained on August 17, 2022. He was accused of making donations to an entity recognized as an "extremist organization".

The case of the political prisoner was heard in the Minsk City Court. On November 3, 2022, Judge Siarhei Khrypach found Samsonau guilty and sentenced him to 3 years and 6 months of imprisonment in a general security penal colony under Art. 361-2 of the Criminal Code ('Financing extremist activities').

The Supreme Court considered the appeal against the sentence on January 10, 2023.

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

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