sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment
Date of birth: 18 March 1979
Date of detention: 30 September 2021
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
Judge: Liudmila Hrynko
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 3
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.