Uladzimir Kamennau


Date of birth: 20 September 1988

Date of detention: 31 March 2023

Charges indicted:

Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 361-1 of the Criminal Code — Creation of an extremist formation, or participation in it
Art. 361-4 of the Criminal Code — Promoting extremist activities

Sentence: unknown

Judge: Aleh Kharoshka

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 3

Uladzimir Kamennau was detained on March 31, 2023. He was placed in custody in a criminal case under three articles of the Criminal Code: Part 1 and 2 of Article 361-4 (Promoting extremist activities), Article 368 (Insulting Lukashenka), Part 1 of Article 361-1 (Creation of an extremist formation, or participation in it). Ihar Charnavusau and Dzmitry Papkou were also detained in the same case.

Following a brutal detention, the friends were forced to record a 'penitential video' in which they claimed to have created a chat room to correspond with each other. Allegedly, they made several insulting comments about Lukashenka and wrote 'wrong' comments after the invasion of Russia in Ukraine. 

On January 5, 2024, a closed-door hearing of the case began in the Homieĺ Regional Court. Judge Aleh Kharoshka presided over the case.

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

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