Pavel Hancharyk

sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 18 March 1979

Date of detention: 30 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

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 21 November 2022

Date of release: 11 March 2024

Judge: Liudmila Hrynko

On the list of “terrorists” (money transfers are prohibited)

Pavel Hancharyk was detained for publishing comments on the Internet in connection with the deaths of IT worker Andrei Zeltser and KGB agent Dzmitry Fedasiuk.

On August 30, 2022, the Homiel Regional Court convicted Hancharyk of ‘incitement to hatred’ (Part 1 of Article 130 of the Criminal Code) and ‘insulting the President’ (Part 1 of Article 368) and sentenced to three years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.

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