sentenced to 2 1/2 years of imprisonment
Date of birth: 12 June 1992
Date of detention: 29 September 2021
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Sentence: 2 1/2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Nina Shastak
Prosecutor: Volha Hrytskevich
Prison: Penal colony No. 2
Statement on the status of a political prisoner
Stsiapan Talkachou was detained in Brest for publishing comments on the Internet in connection with the deaths of IT worker Andrei Zeltser and KGB agent Dzmitry Fedasiuk.
On August 26, 2022, Judge Nina Shastak convicted Talkachou of ‘inciting hatred’ and sentenced him to 2.5 years in a general-security penal colony under Article 130 of the Criminal Code.