sentenced to 15 months in prison
Date of birth: 8 March 1969
Date of detention: 18 January 2021
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code - Insulting a government official
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code - Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Sentence: 15 months
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Dzmitry Bahdanovich
Prosecutor: Aliaksei Tomchanka
Prison: Penal colony No. 1
Uladzimir Chyzheuski is a resident of Astraviec convicted of insulting Aliaksandr Lukashenka and former Interior Minister Yury Karayeu.
According to the indictment, on September 1, 2020, Uladzimir Chyzheuski left a comment in a Telegram group “Astraviec For Living” in reaction to a video showing Lukashenka speaking on the case of the expelled Catholic priest Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz. Chyzheuski reportedly used obscene language in his comment. On October 28, in the same group, he commented on a video in which Interior Minister Karayeu told about the right of police officers to use weapons. He again used obscene language in the comment.
On January 18, Judge Dzmitry Bahdanovich of the Astraviec District Court sentenced Chyzheuski to 1 year and 3 months in a penal colony, finding him guilty under Part 1 of Art. 368 (insulting the President) and Art. 369 (insulting a government official).