Maksim Hrechkayedau

convicted, sentence unknown

Date of birth: 5 May 1980

Date of detention: 29 September 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Art. 367 of the Criminal Code — Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Zhanna Brysina

Prison: Penal colony No. 1

Maksim Hrechkayedau was detained in late September 2021 as part of a criminal case brought after the fatal police shooting that resulted in the deaths of IT specialist Andrei Zeltser and KGB officer Dzmitryi Fedasiuk.

Hrechkayedau was convicted of ‘incitement of hatred’, ‘slandering the president’, and ‘insulting the president’ under Articles 130, 367, and 368 of the Criminal Code. Human rights defenders do not have information on his sentence yet.

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

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