Yury Chubanau

Date of birth: 12 April 1964

Date of detention: 31 August 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 370 of the Criminal Code — Desecration of state symbols
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 367 of the Criminal Code — Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 203-1 of the Criminal Code — Illegal actions with respect to information about private life and personal data

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Henadz Mazaila

Prison: Prison No. 1

Yury Chubanau was convicted under five articles of the Criminal Code: part 3 of article 203-1 (illegal actions concerning personal data), article 369 (insulting a public officer), article 368 part 1 (insulting the president), article 370 (desecrating state symbols) and article 367 part 1 (slandering the president) to two years of imprisonment.

According to human rights defenders, Yury was convicted, among other things, for likes and comments under photos, posts and videos on social media.

Mail address: Prison No. 1. 230023, Hrodna, vulica Kirava 1

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