Siarhei Kireyenka

sentenced to 3 1/2 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 24 July 1984

Date of detention: 29 September 2021

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

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 2 February 2023

Judge: Ruslan Tsaruk

Prison: Penal colony No. 2

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

Siarhei Kireyenka was detained on September 29, 2021. He was charged with ‘inciting hatred’ and ‘insulting government official’ and taken into custody under Part 1 of Article 130 and Article 369 of the Criminal Code in the Zeltser case.

On September 23, 2022, the Homieĺ Regional Court commenced the trial of the political prisoner. On October 3, Judge Ruslan Tsaruk sentenced Kireyenka to three and a half years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.


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

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