Konstantin Prusov

artist, designer, sentenced to 3 1/2 years

Date of birth: 24 November 1979

Date of detention: 28 October 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 367 of the Criminal Code — Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Yaroslav Paremsky

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 3

Konstantin Prusov

Konstantin Prusov was convicted on February 9, 2022 by the Čyhunačny district court of Homieĺ.

Judge Yaraslau Paremski found him guilty under three articles of the Criminal Code: Part 1 of Art. 367 of the Criminal Code (Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus); Part 1 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code (Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus in public); art. 369 of the Criminal Code (Insulting a government official).

By partial combining the sentences, Prusov was given a final sentence of 3.5 years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony and a fine of 3,200 Belarusian rubles (about USD 970). His cell phone was confiscated to the state.

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 3. 246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A

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