Valiantsin Samasiuk

sentenced to imprisonment

Date of birth: 5 November 1992

Date of detention: 31 March 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 361-4 of the Criminal Code — Promoting extremist activities

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Natallia Shestak

Valiantsin Samasiuk from Baranavičy worked for the railroad. He was detained on March 31, 2022, on charges of facilitating extremism under Article 361-4 of the Criminal Code—from March 15 to March 22, 2022, the man sent several photos of railroad machinery with his comments in a Telegram chat that was recognized as an extremist formation.

Human rights defenders know that Samasiuk was convicted and sentenced to imprisonment, but further details are not known.

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