sentenced to 1 1/2 years of restricted freedom
Date of birth: 19 June 1981
Date of detention: 29 June 2021
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Sentence: 1 1/2 years
Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")
Prison sentence start date: 29 June 2021
Judge: Pavel Hlavatski
Prosecutor: Natallia Shastachuk
Prison: Open correctional facility No. 48
Yury Vinichuk was sentenced on June 9, 2021 to one and a half years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary (“khimiya”) by the Brest District Court under Art. 368 of the Criminal Code for insulting the president.
According to the indictment, on September 3, 2020, while intoxicated, Yury Vinichuk called the police and spoke insultingly against Lukashenka while talking to the operator. Later the same day, during a conversation with officers of the Brest police department, he again insulted the president with obscene language.