Yury Dreka

sentenced to 1 year of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 22 September 1984

Date of detention: 27 June 2021

Charges indicted:

Part 1 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code - Hooliganism

Sentence: 1 year

Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")

Judge: Aliaksandr Volk

Prison: Open correctional facility No. 43

Yury Dreka was sentenced on March 13, 2021 by the Saviecki District Court of Minsk to one year of restricted freedom in an open correctional institution under Part 1 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code for spray-painting “SB – Beware, you, b….s” (the slogan refers to the government-owned daily SB – Belarus Segodnya) on the fence of a construction site in the center of Minsk. Several employees of the publishing house “Belarus Segodnya” were recognized as victims, including first deputy director and editor-in-chief Mikhail Liabedzik and journalists Andrei Mukavozchyk, Dzmitry Krat, Liudmila Hladkaya and Raman Rudz.

Mail address: Open correctional facility No. 43. 212003, Mahilioŭ, vulica Čaliuskincaŭ 76a

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