Siarhei Malanchuk

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 28 March 1986

Date of detention: 21 June 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code β€” Insulting a government official

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")

Prison sentence start date: 21 June 2021

Date of release: 20 June 2023

Judge: Ruslan Huryn

Prosecutor: Andrei Antanovich

Siarhei Malanchuk is a resident of Hrodna, sentenced to two years of restricted freedom in an open-type correctional facility for contempt of a government official (Art 369 of the Criminal Code).

Siarhei was accused of insulting the former Minister of Internal Affairs Yury Karayeu in a Telegram chat. According to the investigation, with his comment, Malanchuk "infringed on the authority of state power and humiliated the honor and dignity of Major-General Yury Karayeu."

On 21 June 2021 Siarhei began to serve his sentence.

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