Kiryl Suslin

sentenced to 2 1/2 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 12 January 1992

Date of detention: 30 September 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Vital Kulesh

Prison: Prison No. 1

Kiryl Suslin was arrested for publishing comments on the Internet concerning the deaths of the IT worker Andrei Zeltser and the KGB agent Dzmitry Fedasiuk.

It is known that Suslin is a defendant in a criminal case under Part 3 of Art. 361 ('Calls for restrictive measures (sanctions) and other actions aimed at harming the national security of Belarus'), Part 1 of Art. 361-4 ('Assistance in extremist activity'), and Part 1 of Art. 368 ('Contempt of the president of Belarus') of the Criminal Code.

On December 26, 2021, Kiryl Suslin was transferred from remand prison #8 in Žodzina (Minsk region) to remand prison #1 in Minsk.

In a letter to his mother, the political prisoner wrote that he had been offered to request for a pardon, but he refused because he did not consider himself guilty.

In late December 2022, Suslin was transferred to prison #1 in Hrodna.

On February 6, 2023, in the Hrodna Regional Court, Judge Vital Kulesh began the trial of the case. He considered Kiryl Suslin's guilt proven only under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code ('Organization and preparation of actions grossly disrupting public order, or active participation in them'). On February 17, 2023, Suslin was sentenced to two years and six months of imprisonment in a general security penal colony.

Mail address: Prison No. 1. 230023, Hrodna, vulica Kirava 1

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