Vadzim Tsishkevich

sentenced to 1 year and 8 months of restricted freedom

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 17 April 1996

Date of detention: 30 September 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code β€” Insulting a government official

Sentence: 20 months

Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")

Date of release: 28 May 2023

Judge: Maksim Halubovich

Prosecutor: Hanna Karol

Vadzim Tsishkevich was sentenced to one year and eight months of restricted freedom under Art. 369 of the Criminal Code for publicly insulting a government official.

He was accused of posting obscene comments as a reaction to a photo of a district police officer Kayach.

The prosecution argued that Tsishkevich did this to "influence public consciousness" and "undermine the authority of the government".

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