Date of birth: 21 May 1986
Date of detention: 24 March 2021
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Sentence: 3 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Prison sentence start date: 20 December 2021
Judge: Anatol Sotnikau
Prosecutor: Yuryi Mokharau
Prison: Penal colony No. 3
Siarhei Treshchanka is a resident of Homieĺ convicted in a criminal case under Article 130 of the Criminal Code (incitement of social enmity) to three years of imprisonment.
Siarhei was detained on March 24, 2021; he was kept in custody pending trial.
According to the indictment, Siarhei Treshchanka, sharing the ideas of social intolerance towards officials and other social groups, expressing open hostility towards the law enforcement officers of the Republic of Belarus, on September 24, 2020 intentionally posted a link to the video "Artificial intelligence removes masks of the riot police" on his personal page at VKontakte with a comment:
"Guys, scrub all the money from all the accounts of these scums, apply for loans on their behalf, and transfer the money to orphanages, large families, low-income people, all those in need. That would be the bomb!"
At the trial, Treshchanka explained that he wrote the commentary in a state of emotional outburst, under the influence of the events of August 2020.