Mikalai Charniauski


Date of detention: 19 Nov 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code - Insulting a government official

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 2

Mikalai Charniauski is a 33-year-old worker from Haradok (Viciebsk region). He used to work as a worker in a military unit. In the last few years, he has been doing odd jobs, often as an unreported employee.

He was detained for the first time in October, the second time in November. The reason was a criminal case under Art. 369 of the Criminal Code ("Insult of a representative of the authorities") and Art. 365 of the Criminal Code ("Interference in the activities of a police officer").

According to the investigation, on August 22, Mikalai Charniauski left a comment in a Telegram channels, insulting a police officer and threatening to publish his personal data. According to Charniauski's mother, he used the phrase "scum in uniform".

“And it wasn’t said directly, but in a conversation with someone else. Without any obscene language. In court, Mikalai sincerely apologized for these words. And the insulted officer said: "As a person I forgive you, but as a police officer - I don't," said the convict's mother.

On December 15, the Haradok District Court sentenced Mikalai Charniauski to a year and a half in prison.

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 2, 210026, Viciebsk, vulica Gagaryna 2

Addresses of prisons:

  • Pre-trial detention center No. 1
    220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2
    8 017 218-79-05
    105 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 7
    224030, Brest, vulica Savieckich pamiežnikaŭ 37
    8 017 218-79-01
    17 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 8
    222163, Žodzina, vulica Savieckaja 22A
    22 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 6
    225413, Baranavičy, vulica Bresckaja 258B
    15 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center of KGB
    220050, Minsk, Main Post Office, subscriber box 8
    4 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 3
    246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A
    7 persons
  • Prison No. 1
    230023, Hrodna, vulica Kirava 1
    3 persons
  • Prison No. 4
    212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A
    4 persons
  • Penal colony No. 17
    213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 9
    213410, Horki, vulica Dabraliubava 16
    1 person
  • Center for Isolation of Offenders
    220089, Minsk, 1-y zavulak Akrescina 36
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1
    1 person
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 2
    210026, Viciebsk, vulica Gagaryna 2
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 1
    211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8
    1 person
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