Viachaslau Sheliamet

sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison


Date of birth: 18 February 2001

Date of detention: 20 August 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots

Sentence: 5 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Yauhen Brehan

Prison: Penal colony No. 3

Godparent: Sebastian Brehm, member of the German Bundestag; earlier: Frank Heinrich, member of the German Bundestag

Viachaslau Sheliamet was detained on suspicion of participating in mass riots (Article 293 of the Criminal Code). The charge related to the events of August 9, 2020.

On April 30, 2021, Judge Yauhen Brehan of the Maskoŭski District Court of Brest sentenced the defendant to 5 1/2 years in a medium-security penal colony.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 3. 211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba

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.

💡 A big guide about helping Belarusian political prisoners from abroad

💡 More tips here

Support “Viasna”