sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison
Date of birth: 30 January 1979
Date of detention: 23 April 2021
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
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.