Date of birth: 23 October 1983
Date of detention: 17 February 2022
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 367 of the Criminal Code — Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus
Sentence: 4 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Vital Lapko
Prison: Penal colony No. 2
Godparent: Franck Menonville, Member of the French Senate
Mikhail Laban owns Samorodok jewelry workshop, manufactures jewelry for members of re-enactment clubs, and he studied the history of the Middle Ages. He is married and has two children. Mikhail was accused of slandering the president (part 1 of article 367), insulting the president (part 1 of article 368) and insulting a representative of the authorities (article 369 of the Criminal Code).
Judge Vitaly Lapko found him guilty and sentenced him to 4 years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony and a fine of 100 basic units (about 950 US dollars).