Kiryl Kuzniatsou

sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment

Prisoner

Date of birth: 1 August 1983

Date of detention: 22 December 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Art. 361-4 of the Criminal Code — Promoting extremist activities

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Aleh Kharoshka

Prison: Penal colony No. 1

On the list of “terrorists” (money transfers are prohibited)

Kiryl Kuzniatsou is from Homieĺ. He is a fan of the local soccer club. He was arrested in December 2022.

Kuzniatsou was convicted by the Homieĺ Regional Court under Part 1 of Article 130 ('Inciting racial, national, religious or other social hatred'), Part 1 of Article 342 ('Organization and preparation of actions grossly disrupting public order or active participation in them'), and Part 1 of Article 361-4 ('Recruitment, training or other assistance to extremist activity') of the Criminal Code.

On June 2, 2023, Judge Aleh Kharoshka sentenced Kiryl Kuzniatsou to three years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.

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

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”