Pavel Makaranka


Date of birth: 3 October 1980

Date of detention: 8 January 2024

Charges indicted:

Art. 368 of the Criminal Code β€” Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Arekhouskaya

Pavel Makaranka was found guilty of violating Article 368 of the Criminal Code (insulting Lukashenka) and sentenced to two years' imprisonment. 

      On May 24, 2024, he was added to the list of Belarusian citizens, foreign citizens, and stateless persons involved in extremist activities.

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