Raman Ahnishchanka

sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment, released after serving full sentence

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 26 September 1989

Date of detention: 1 October 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 10 March 2023

Judge: Maryia Aliferuk

Cases: Справа Зельцэра

Raman Ahnishchanka was arrested in Brest for publishing comments on the Internet in connection with the deaths of IT worker Andrei Zeltser and KGB agent Dzmitry Fedasiuk.

On September 28, 2022, the political prisoner was convicted of ‘incitement to hatred’ (Article 130 of the Criminal Code) and ‘insult of a government official’ (Article 369 of the Criminal Code) in the Maskoŭski District Court of Brest. Judge Maryia Aliferuk sentenced Ahnishchanka to 24 months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony and fined him 3,200 Belarusian rubles ($1,260).

Raman Ahnishchanka served his full sentence and was released in March 2023.

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