Siarhei Vaitsiuk

sentenced to 2 1/2 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 24 January 1985

Date of detention: 14 April 2022

Charges indicted:

Article 361-3 of the Criminal Code — Participation or preparing to participate in hostilities on foreign soil by a Republic of Belarus citizen

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Sviatlana Kramianeuskaya

Prosecutor: Aliaksandr Bohush

Prison: Penal colony No. 22

Siarhei Vaitsiuk

Siarhei Vaitsiuk was convicted of ‘attempted participation in hostilities on foreign soil’ under Part 1 of Article 14 and Part 1 of Article 361-3 of the Criminal Code and sentenced to 2.5 years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.

He is the first person in Belarus, who was convicted for wanting to become a volunteer in Ukraine after February 24, 2022.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 22. 225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20

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