Date of birth: 7 February 1989
Date of detention: 25 August 2022
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 361-4 of the Criminal Code — Promoting extremist activities
Sentence: 3 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Prison sentence start date: 3 February 2023
Judge: Dzmitryi Kurouski
Prosecutor: Aliaksandr Batsiushka
Prison: Penal colony No. 3
Siarhei Nikitsiuk is 33 years old. He studied at the Lesya Ukrainka Volyn National University in Ukraine. Lives in the village of Zhabinka, Brest region. He has a one year old child.
Nikitsiuk posted a one-word negative comment about Lukashenka and forwarded a picture of his ballot during the 2022 referendum to a Telegram channel recognized as an extremist organization.
On November 21, 2022, the Brest Regional Court convicted Nikitsiuk under Part 1 of Art. 368 (insulting Lukashenka) and Part 1 of Art. 361-4 ('Promotion of extremist activities'). The judge Dzmitryi Kurouski sentenced Nikitsiuk to three years of imprisonment in a penal colony. The state prosecution was represented by the public prosecutor Aliaksandr Batsiushka.