Siarhei Samul 

sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 26 July 1983

Date of detention: 19 January 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 391 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a judge

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 21 September 2023

Judge: Tatsiana Shyman, Yulyana Shcherba

Siarhei Samul was convicted under Articles 391, 368, and 369 for ‘insulting a judge’‘insulting the President’, and ‘insulting government officials’ and sentenced to 24 months of imprisonment in a penal colony.

Siarhei was released from prison on September 21, 2023. 

      On October 20, 2023, the Ministry of Internal Affairs added Siarhei to the "list of extremists".


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