Uladzimir Tsyhanovich

blogger

Date of birth: 26 April 1980

Date of detention: 9 June 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 1 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Organization of riots
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 15 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Mikalai Dolia

Prosecutor: Dzianis Mikushau

Prison: Penal colony No. 3

Godparent: Franziska Brantner, member of the German Bundestag

Uladzimir Tsyhanovich is a blogger and author of the MozgON YouTube channel. He was arrested on June 9 to serve a 15-day detention in March 2020. On June 15, another trial took place and the blogger was sentenced to an additional 15 days.

On June 26, human rights activists learned that Uladzimir Tsyhanovich had been transferred to pre-trial detention center No. 1 in Minsk. He is another suspect in Siarhei Tsikhanouski's case.

In February 2021, the blogger faced an additional charge of "preparing to participate in riots" (Art. 13, Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code).

On December 14, 2021, Uladzimir Tsyhanovich was charged under Part 1 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code (organization of mass riots) and Part 3 of Art. 130 of the Criminal Code (incitement to social hatred). He was sentenced to 15 years in a maximum security prison.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 3. 211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba

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