sentenced to 2 years of restricted freedom
Date of birth: 12 July 1969
Date of detention: 8 April 2021
art. 188 of the Criminal Code - Defamation
Sentence: 2 years
Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")
Prison sentence start date: 16 August 2021
Prison: Open correctional facility No. 9
Piotr Zinevich is an entrepreneur based in Baranavičy, who was sentenced to 2 years of restricted freedom in an open penal facility (“khimiya”) for libel against a police officer under Art. 188 of the Criminal Code.
The man was convicted of publishing a photo on his VKontakte page of a police officer with the caption “He took part in the dispersal of protests and tortured people”.
On August 16, 2021, he was sent to serve his sentence.