blogger, author of the YouTube channel "Country for Living"
Date of birth: 18 Aug 1978
Date of detention: 29 May 2020
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 191 of the Criminal Code - Obstruction of the exercise of electoral rights
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 8
Siarhei Tsikhanouski is a vlogger, author of the YouTube channel "Country for Living". He was detained on May 29 during a picket organized in Hrodna to collect signatures for the nomination of his wife Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. As a result of a series of provocative actions, Tsikhanouski and several other campaign activists were arrested by riot police.
On June 8, Siarhei Tsikhanouski, along with six other detainees, was charged under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (disturbing public order). He later faced an additional charge under Article 191 of the Criminal Code (obstructing elections).
In late November, Tsikhanouski faced a new charge after six months of his pre-trial detention expired on November 28. The vlogger is accused of “incitement of racial, national, religious or other social enmity or hatred committed by a group of persons or, through negligence, which entailed the death of a person or other grave consequences”.