Siarhei Zakharanka

Date of detention: 10 March 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
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. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Art. 179 of the Criminal Code — Illegal collection and dissemination of information about private life
Art. 367 of the Criminal Code — Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 361-4 of the Criminal Code — Promoting extremist activities

Sentence: 4 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Aliaksandr Piskunou

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 3

Siarhei Zakharanka was sentenced in a closed-door trial to four years of imprisonment under Articles 367, 342, 369, 368, 179, 130, 361-4 for slandering Mr. Lukashenka, insulting him and other government officials, and sharing personal data of individuals involved in the crackdown on protests with media recognized as extremist.

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 3. 246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A

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