Uladzimir Rabchanka

sentenced to 2 1/2 years of imprisonment


Date of birth: 2 December 1958

Date of detention: 17 March 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Aleh Kharoshka

Prison: Penal colony No. 1

Uladzimir Rabchanka

Uladzimir Rabchanka was sentenced to 2.5 years of imprisonment and a fine of 3,200 Belarusian rubles (1,270 US dollars) under Part 1 of Articles 130 and 369 of the Criminal Code for ‘insulting government officials’ who he believes were involved in violating citizens’ rights and freedoms and should be brought to justice in the future. The defendant pleaded guilty.

Rabchanka's cell phone was confiscated to the state. The man was arrested on March 17, 2022 and has been in pre-trial detention for five months.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 1. 211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8

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