Leanid Herasimliuk

sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison


Date of birth: 9 October 1991

Date of detention: 25 February 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 361 of the Criminal Code — Calls for actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Uladzimir Yaukhuta

Prosecutor: Anzhalika Klishyna

Prison: Penal colony No. 2

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

Leanid Herasimliuk was sentenced on August 17, 2021 three and a half years in a penal colony by the Hrodna Regional Court under Part 3 of Article 361 of the Criminal Code (calls for actions aimed at harming the national security of the Republic of Belarus) for comments condemning illegal violence by law enforcement officers.

In October and November 2020, Herasimliuk posted several comments in a public Telegram chat that allegedly called for violence and acts of terrorism.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 2. 213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1

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