Siarhei Hrybovich

sentenced 4 1/2 years of penal colony

Prisoner

Date of birth: 28 July 1969

Date of detention: 13 March 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Art. 367 of the Criminal Code — Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus
Article 361-3 of the Criminal Code — Participation or preparing to participate in hostilities on foreign soil by a Republic of Belarus citizen

Sentence: 4 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Yauhen Burunou

Prison: Penal colony No. 3

On the list of “terrorists” (money transfers are prohibited)

Siarhei Hrybovich is from Dokšycy, Viciebsk region. He was arrested in early March 2022 under two articles of the Criminal Code: Article 130 ('Inciting racial, national, religious or other social enmity') and Article 361-3 ('Participation on the territory of a foreign state in an armed formation or armed conflict, military operations, recruiting or training individuals for such participation').

In the "repentance video", Hrybovich said that he had filled out a form on Telegram to go to Ukraine and fight against the Russian troops. He was placed in remand prison #2 in Viciebsk.

On November 4, 2022, the trial began in the Viciebsk Regional Court. Hrybovich was charged under Art. 369 ('Insulting a government official'), Part 1 of Art. 130 ('Inciting racial, national, religious or other social enmity'), Part 1 and Part 2 of Art. 367 ('Defamation against the president of Belarus'), Part 1 and Part 2 of Art. 368 ('Insulting the president of Belarus'), and Part 1 of Art. 361-3 ('Creating an extremist formation or participating in it').

Hrybovich was sent for a psychiatric examination.

On January 27, 2023, Judge Yauhen Burunou found Hrybovich guilty and sentenced him to four and a half years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony, and a fine of BYN 7,000 (approx. USD 2,500).

On February 15, 2023, the KGB added the political prisoner to the 'List of persons involved in terrorist activities".

Mail address: Penal colony No. 3. 211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba

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