accountant, sentenced to 2 years of restricted freedom
Date of birth: 27 March 1985
Date of detention: 16 June 2021
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code - Insulting a government official
Sentence: 2 years
Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")
Judge: Henadz Mazaila
Prison: Open correctional facility No. 43
Siarhei Bobashau is an accountant based in Hrodna who was sentenced to two years of restricted freedom in an open correctional facility ("khimiya") under Article 369 of the Criminal Code (insulting a government official).
Bobashau was found guilty of writing an insulting comment on September 24, 2020 under a photo of Hrodna riot police commander Krautsevich in a Telegram chat "Hrodna for Living". The accused fully admitted his guilt.