Vadzim Vasilyeu

spotlight operator, actor, sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment


Date of birth: 31 December 1994

Date of detention: 25 May 2022

Charges indicted:

Part 1 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Organization of riots
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 361 of the Criminal Code — Calls for actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 361-1 of the Criminal Code — Creation of an extremist formation, or participation in it
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Art. 290-4 of the Criminal Code — Establishing or participating in an organization for the purpose of terrorist activity

Sentence: 12 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 11 March 2023

Judge: Tatsiana Falkouskaya

Prison: Penal colony No. 22

On the list of “terrorists” (money transfers are prohibited)

Vadzim Vasilyeu was sentenced in a closed-door trial to 12 years of imprisonment under Articles 342, 361, 361-1, 130, 293, 290-4 for protest activity as a Telegram channels administrator.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 22. 225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20

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