Siarhei Ryndzevich

sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 3 April 1991

Date of detention: 1 October 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 27 March 2023

Judge: Siarhei Khrypach

Siarhei Ryndzevich was arrested and remanded in pre-trial detention for commenting on social media on the deaths of Andrei Zeltser and a KGB officer on September 28, 2021.

Ryndzevich was charged with 'insulting a government official' under Article 369 of the Criminal Code and 'inciting social hatred' under Part 1 of Article 130 of the Criminal Code.

On October 28, 2022, the Minsk Municipal Court found the political pridoner guilty and sentenced him to 24 months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony and a fine of 6,400 Belarusian rubles ($2,500).

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