Yury Biruk

sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison

Date of birth: 30 January 1979

Date of detention: 23 April 2021

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

Prison sentence start date: 23 April 2021

Judge: Ina Kakhanouskaya

Prosecutor: Tsitovich

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 8

Yury Biruk is a resident of Maladziečna prosecuted for insulting the president (Article 368 of the Criminal Code) and sentenced to one year and six months in a general-security penal colony.

According to the indictment, Biruk publicly insulted Aliaksandr Lukashenka on August 9, 2020 in the Central Square in Maladziečna (during a protest), thus humiliating his honor and dignity.

On April 23, 2021, after the verdict in the trial was announced, he was taken into custody.

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 8. 222163, Žodzina, vulica Savieckaja 22A

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