Piotr Zinevich

sentenced to 2 years of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 12 July 1969

Date of detention: 8 April 2021

Charges indicted:

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.

Mail address: Open correctional facility No. 9. 210034, Vitebsk, street 3rd Chepinskaya, 39

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