Uladzislau Hancharou

sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 19 April 1977

Date of detention: 28 June 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 370 of the Criminal Code — Desecration of state symbols
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: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Halina Knizhonak-Maksimava

Uladzislau Hancharou was convicted under three articles of the Criminal Code. According to the investigation, he allegedly insulted the president of Belarus (Part 1 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code), government officials (Article 369 of the Criminal Code), and desecrated state symbols (Article 370 of the Criminal Code). Judge Halina Knizhonak-Maksimava sentenced him to 24 months of imprisonment in a regular-security penal colony and ordered him to pay a fine of BYN 1,600 rubles (USD 640).

Addresses of prisons:

What should I know and how to help?

✉️ Write a letter. Make a scan of your letter or postcard and share it online

🤝 Please use the Russian (or Belarusian) name of the prison

💡 Foreign-language messages may be blocked, so attach a translation (e.g. translate.google.com)

💡 More tips here

Support “Viasna”