sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment
Date of detention: 29 September 2021
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Sentence: 3 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Ruslan Tsaruk
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 3
Siarhei Sliazhou was detained in Žlobin for publishing comments on the Internet in connection with the deaths of IT worker Andrei Zeltser and KGB agent Dzmitry Fedasiuk.
Sliazhou was charged with “insulting the president” (part 1 of Art. 368 of the CC) and “inciting social hatred” (part 1 of Art. 130 of the CС).
On November 24, 2022, Judge Ruslan Tsaruk of the Homieĺ Regional Court found Sliazhou guilty and sentenced him to three years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.