Pavel Petruchenia

charged with complicity in hatred incitement


Date of birth: 25 September 1988

Date of detention: 13 December 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 6 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 20 September 2023

Judge: Mikalai Sianko

Prosecutor: Aliaksandr Bohush

Prison: Penal colony No. 15

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

Pavel Petruchenia is from Brest. He was detained on December 13, 2022 and charged under Part 6 of Art.16 and Part 3 of Art. 130 ('Complicity in incitement to hatred') of the Criminal Code of Belarus. He is accused of transferring personal data to the Black Book of Belarus Telegram channel.

Pro-government channels posted a 'repentant' video, on which Pavel says that he worked in the Security Department until 2018 and was detained for transferring the Department employees' personal information to the Black Book of Belarus. According to his words on the video, he took the data from the telephone directory.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 15. 213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183

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