Siarhei Hunia

in custody

Date of birth: 11 November 2001

Date of detention: 16 June 2023

Charges indicted:

Part 1 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Organization of riots
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 361 of the Criminal Code — Calls for actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 370 of the Criminal Code — Desecration of state symbols
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. 203-1 of the Criminal Code — Illegal actions with respect to information about private life and personal data

Sentence: 7 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Yauhen Sharshniou

Prison: Penal colony No. 3

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

Siarhei Hunia is from Mazyr, Homieĺ region. It is known that he was arrested for posting comments on the Internet and transferring data to protest media. He is charged under several articles of the Criminal Code:

  • Part 1 of Article 130 ('Inciting racial, national, religious or other social hatred')
  • Part 3 of Article 203-1 ('Illegal actions with privacy information and personal data')
  • Part 1 of Article 293 ('Organization of riots accompanied by violence against a person, pogroms, arson, destruction of property or armed resistance to government officials')
  • Part 1 of Article 342 ('Organization and preparation of actions grossly disrupting public order or active participation in them')
  • Part 3 of Article 361 ('Participation in an armed formation or armed conflict, military operations, recruitment or training on the territory of a foreign state')
  • Part 1 of Article 368 ('Public insult of the president of Belarus')
  • Article 369 ('Public insult of a government official')
  • Article 370 ('Desecration of the state symbols')
Mail address: Penal colony No. 3. 211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba

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