Kanstantsin Baisarau

sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 17 August 1999

Date of detention: 1 July 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 361-4 of the Criminal Code — Promoting extremist activities

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 20 May 2024

Judge: Andrei Leshchanka

Prosecutor: Aliaksei Yaroshyk

Notes: Вайна ва Ўкраіне

Kanstantsin Baisarau was accused of having filmed a military plane flying over the territory of Belarus on February 27, 2022, a few days after Russia's military invasion of Ukraine, and sent the video to the chatbot of an "extremist" Telegram channel.

Baisarau was charged under Part 1 of Article 361-4 of the Criminal Code (promoting extremist activity).

On July 1, 2022, the Brest Regional Court found him guilty and sentenced him to 24 months of imprisonment in a penal colony. The trial was headed by Judge Andrei Leshchanka, the prosecution side was supported by prosecutor Aliaksei Yaroshyk.

The defendant was taken into custody in the courtroom and placed in pre-trial detention.

The current location is clarified.

Addresses of prisons:

What should I know and how to help?

✉️ Write a letter. Make a scan of your letter or postcard and share it online

🤝 Please use the Russian (or Belarusian) name of the prison

💡 Foreign-language messages may be blocked, so attach a translation (e.g. translate.google.com)

💡 A big guide about helping Belarusian political prisoners from abroad

💡 More tips here

Support “Viasna”