Art. 369 of the Criminal Code - Insulting a government official
Sentence: 1 1/2 years
Penalty: restricted freedom under home confinement ("domashnyaya khimiya")
Judge: Anzhalika Kazlova
Siarhei Sharyn is a resident of Sosny near Minsk convicted of insulting a government official.
Sharyn was sentenced to 18 months of restricted freedom (home confinement).
According to the indictment, on November 25, 2020, Sharyn deliberately publicly insulted a police major, deputy head of the Baranavičy police department Ihar Yarokhin, by posting a comment reading “scum” under his photo in the Telegram chat “Punishers of Belarus”. Yarokhin earlier took part in the brutal detention of peaceful protesters.