sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom
Date of birth: 8 February 1989
Date of detention: 2 April 2021
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code - Insulting a government official
Sentence: 3 years
Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")
Judge: Anzhela Kastsiukevich
Prison: Open correctional facility No. 17
Yury Karnilovich is a welder at the MAZ truck and bus factory convicted on defamation charges.
On December 15, 2020, the Zavodski District Court of Minsk sentenced him to three years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary under Art. 369 of the Criminal Code (insulting a government official). Karnilovich was convicted for insulting on July 2 Police Major General, the then-Minister of Internal Affairs, Yury Karayeu in a comment to a video on the YouTube channel "OGP-TV".
During the trial, the comment was not announced because it contained profanity, but its meaning was as follows: "Karayeu will rather be frightened than tell the president to abide by the Constitution".
On April 2, 2021, Karnilovich went to serve his sentence at penitentiary No. 17 in Homieĺ.