Kim Samusenka

activist, a member of the board of the public movement "Dzieja", sentenced to 6 1/2 years

Date of birth: 12 August 1989

Date of detention: 3 November 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 349 of the Criminal Code — Unauthorized access to computer information
Art. 341 of the Criminal Code — Desecration of buildings and damage to property
Art. 352 of the Criminal Code — Illegal acquisition of computer information
Art. 350 of the Criminal Code - Destruction, blocking or modification of computer information
Art. 354 of the Criminal Code - Development, use, distribution or sale of malicious computer programs

Sentence: 6 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Zhanna Khvoinitskaya

Prison: Penal colony No. 15

Godparent: Senator Mary Seery Kearney, member of Seanad Éireann

Kim Samusenka

Kim Samusenka is an activist, a member of the board of the public movement "Dzieja". He was detained on November 3 at home after his apartment was searched. The Investigative Committee said that he and his acquaintances were involved in the hacking of the computer system of the Minsk City Executive Committee on November 3. In addition, the Investigative Committee argued that Kim Samusenka was an "active participant in unauthorized mass events in the capital since August 9."

Kim was charged under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (actions that grossly violate public order) and Part 2 of Art. 349 of the Criminal Code (access to computer information committed by a group of persons by conspiracy).

Judge Zhanna Khvoinitskaya decided to consider the case behind closed doors due to the fact that “the materials of the criminal case contain information that is a state secret.”

On January 28, the Zavodski District Court of Minsk sentenced four political prisoners for “hacking the computer system of the Minsk City Executive Committee.” Political prisoners Kim and Aliaksei Samusenka were sentenced to 6.5 and 4 years in a general-security penal colony, respectively, Pavel Drozd and Ivan Andrushoits to 3.5 years in a penal colony each.

Four political prisoners accused of hacking the government computer system sentenced to 3,5 to 6,5 years

The case was considered behind the closed doors

Mail address: Penal colony No. 15. 213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183

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