Siarhei Ivantsou

in custody


Date of birth: 14 July 1984

Date of detention: 10 April 2023

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 361-4 of the Criminal Code — Promoting extremist activities

Sentence: unknown

Judge: Liubou Simakhina

Siarhei Ivantsou is a psychologist, the director of the De Visu pharmaceutical market research agency, and a former employee of the Belarusian State Pedagogical University.

He was arrested in April 2023, allegedly for posting comments on the Belarus Halaunoha Mozhu Telegram channel. A criminal case was initiated against Ivantsou under Article 342 ('Active participation in group actions grossly disrupting public order') and Article 361-4 ('Assistance in extremist activities') of the Criminal Code.

The place of his detention is to be specified.

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