Ruslan Krasau

sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment for posts on social network


Date of detention: 12 September 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: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Dzmitryi Hryshyn

According to the Hrodna District Prosecutor's Office, Ruslan Krasau was charged with 'a number of extremism-oriented crimes'.

According to the investigation, in February 2017—November 2020, Krasau published posts on his page in the Odnoklasniki social network with insulting and slanderous statements and accusations of murder against Lukashenka.

On December 19, 2022, the Hrodna District Court convicted Krasau under Part 2 of Art. 368 ('Insulting the president of Belarus') and Part 2 of Art. 367 ('Defamation against the president of Belarus') of the Criminal Code. The judge Dzmitryi Hryshyn sentenced him to three (3) years of imprisonment in a general-security colony.

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