Siarhei Dumava

sentenced to 9 years in prison


Date of birth: 9 January 1986

Date of detention: 22 March 2021

Charges indicted:

Part 1 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Organization of riots
Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal code — Training or other preparation of persons for participation in mass riots, or financing of this activity
Art. 341 of the Criminal Code — Desecration of structures and damage to property

Sentence: 9 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Mikhail Yurchanka

Prison: Penal colony No. 2

Siarhei Dumava is a resident of Viciebsk convicted of crimes under Part 1 of Art. 293 (organization of mass riots), Part 3 of Art. 293 (training for riots) and Art. 341 of the Criminal Code (vanalizing buildings and damage to property).

According to the indictment, the man used his mobile devices to spread information on the Internet about the rules and methods of movement during unauthorized protests and on using personal vehicles to obstruct the actions of law enforcement officers. Dumava collected and disseminated information about the locations and routes of police officers. In the period from October 1, 2020 to March 22, 2021, he was engaged in activities aimed at "systematic damage to property." Using spray paints, he "vandalized" the property of the city water supply operator, Vitebskvodokanal. In particular, he spraypainted political slogans "Long Live Belarus!", "3%", "Red Guerrilla", "Leave" and others.

On September 17, Siarhei Dumava was sentenced to 9 years and 15 days in a medium-security penal colony.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 2. 213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1

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