cultural manager, sentenced to 3 years in prison
Date of birth: 31 December 1991
Date of detention: 19 January 2021
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Sentence: 3 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Alena Shylko
Prosecutor: Aliaksandr Ramanovich
Prison: Penal colony No. 4
Mia Mitkevich is an art manager based in Minsk.
Mitkevich was sentenced by the Minsk City Court under Part 1 of Art. 130 of the Criminal Code (incitement to hatred on the grounds of another social affiliation - police officers) to three years in a general-security penal colony.
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."