Siarhei Litskevich

sentenced to imprisonment, released

Date of birth: 1 August 1973

Date of detention: 15 March 2022

Charges indicted:

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

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 29 April 2023

Siarhei Litskevich was convicted of ‘insulting the president’, ’insulting the government official’, and ‘desecrating the state symbols’ under Articles 368, 369, and 370 of the Criminal Code respectively. In May 2022, a trial was held over him and he was sentenced to imprisonment.

According to human rights defenders, on April 29, 2023б Siarhei Litskevich was released from prison #4 in Mahilioŭ.

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