Pavel Svirbutovich

sentenced to 2 1/2 years of penal colony


Date of detention: 27 July 2022

Charges indicted:

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: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Dzmitryi Kedal

Pavel Svirbutovich has a higher education. He managed a hotel for pets in Hrodna.

On December 22, 2022, in the Akciabrski District Court of Hrodna, he was convicted under Part 2 of Art. 367 ('Defamation against the president of Belarus') and Part 2 of Art. 368 ('Insulting the president of Belarus') of the Criminal Code. Judge Dzmitryi Kedal sentenced Svirbutovich to two years and six months of imprisonment in a general regime penal colony.

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