Uladzimir Pradkin

sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment


Date of birth: 30 April 1967

Date of detention: 9 December 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 130 of the Criminal Code β€” Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Aliaksandr Piskunou

Uladzimir Pradkin was sentenced to three years of imprisonment for ‘inciting hatred’ and ‘suicide advocacy’ under Part 1 of Article 130 and Part 1 of Article 342-1 of the Criminal Code.

The basis for the accusations was Pradkin’s photos from a film shooting in the uniform of a German army officer that he had posted on a social network; a post on a social network with the memoirs of a German general justifying Nazism; and a comment in which Pradkin offered to inform those who wished to do so of ways to commit suicide. The defendant explained the posting of the memoirs by his interest in history and excuses for the crimes of Nazism; he claimed a joke his comment on suicide.

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