sentenced to 2 years of restricted freedom
Date of birth: 9 January 1970
Date of detention: 15 July 2021
Art. 370 of the Criminal Code — Desecration of state symbols
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Sentence: 2 years
Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")
Prison sentence start date: 13 August 2021
Judge: Vital Sinila
Prosecutor: Mikhail Razuvayeu
Prison: Open correctional facility No. 49
Siarhei Burak was sentenced on June 7, 2021 to two years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary (“khimiya”) by the Masty District Court under Art. 368 of the Criminal Code for insulting the president and under Art. 370 of the Criminal Code for insulting state symbols.
He was accused of multiple reposting and posting offensive information regarding Lukashenka in a Telegram channel called "Masty for Living. Chat", as well as posting a message with the image of the Nazi swastika, which consisted of elements of the state flag of the Republic of Belarus.