Valiantsin Shtermer


Date of birth: 2 February 1964

Date of detention: 9 June 2023

Charges indicted:

Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President 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

Sentence: 5 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Siarhei Bahinski

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 3

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

According to pro-government Telegram channels, Valiantsin Shtermer was detained for comments, including criticism of the military invasion of Ukraine and insulting Russian citizens, by which he allegedly “tried to incite national hatred.”

Insults against Lukashenka are also reported.

He is charged with Art. 130, Art. 361-1, Art. 368 of the Criminal Code.

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 3. 246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A

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