Siarhei Pasiuk

sentenced to 5 1/2 years of imprisonment


Date of birth: 6 May 1981

Date of detention: 15 December 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 361 of the Criminal Code — Calls for actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 341 of the Criminal Code — Desecration of structures and damage to property
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Art. 367 of the Criminal Code — Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 361-4 of the Criminal Code — Promoting extremist activities

Sentence: 5 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Alena Misnik

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

Siarhei Pasiuk is a defendant in a criminal case together with Aleh Haurylau and Tatsiana Biruliami.

He was detained on charges of ‘incitement to hatred’ and ‘desecration of buildings and damage to property’ under Part 3 of Article 130 and Article 341 of the Criminal Code accordingly. He was also charged with ‘calls for restrictive measures (sanctions) and other actions aimed at harming the national security of the Republic of Belarus’ (Part 1 of Article 361 of the Criminal Code), ‘promotion of extremist activities’ (Part 1 of Article 361-4), and an ‘insult of the President’ (Article 367 of the Criminal Code).

On September 15, 2022, the KGB put the political prisoner on the list of persons involved in terrorist activities.

On December 12, 2022, Judge Alena Misnik of the Minsk Regional Court found Pasiuk guilty and sentenced him to five and a half years of imprisonment in a high-security penal colony.

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