Kanstantsin Lapitski

sentenced to 3 years imprisonment


Date of birth: 29 August 1984

Date of detention: 5 November 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Art. 367 of the Criminal Code — Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Mikalai Dolia

Prison: Penal colony No. 1

Kanstantsin Lapitski was charged under three articles of the Criminal Code: Part 1 of Article 130 ('Incitement of other social hatred and enmity'), Part 2 of Article 367 ('Defamation against the President of Belarus'), and Part 1 of Article 368 ('Contempt of the President of Belarus'). The details of the case are unknown, as the court was held behind closed doors from February 10, 2023. It is known that Lapitski was arrested in early November and placed in custody.

On February 27, 2023, the Homieĺ Regional Court sentenced Lapitski to three years imprisonment in a general-security penal colony, the Homieĺ Viasna branch informs. Judge Mikalai Dolia pronounced the verdict.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 1. 211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8

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