Mia Mitkevich

cultural manager, sentenced to 3 years in prison

Date of birth: 31 December 1991

Date of detention: 19 January 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 130 of the Criminal Code β€” Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 11 October 2023

Judge: Alena Shylko

Prosecutor: Aliaksandr Ramanovich

Mia Mitkevich is an art manager based in Minsk.

Mitkevich was sentenced by the Minsk City Court under Part 1 of Article 130 of the Criminal Code (incitement to hatred on the grounds of another social affiliation - police officers) to three years of imprisonment.

According to the case file, Mitkevich "posted obscene messages on her VKontakte page on September 26, October 3 and October 10, 2020 in order to incite hostility and undermine trust in the police." Among other things, she reportedly called for violent actions against police officers. She was also accused of "political and ideological enmity related to Belarus's election campaign and various political views."

Mia was released from prison in October 2023.


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