Viktar Bedryi

Telegram channel administrator


Date of birth: 24 June 1979

Date of detention: 25 March 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 361 of the Criminal Code — Calls for actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 25 March 2022

Judge: Ruslan Tsaruk

Prosecutor: Yuliya Kanapelkina

Prison: Penal colony No. 22

Victor Bedriy is the administrator of the “Pietrykaŭ 97%” Telegram channel.

On March 25, 2022, the court found Victor Bedriy guilty under Part 1 Article 361-1 of the Criminal Code for leading an extremist group and sentenced him to three years in a medium-security regime colony. Victor was taken into custody in the courtroom.

Taking pics of Russian troops considered extremism

Seven criminal cases have been opened in the Homieĺ region bordering Ukraine for passing on the information about Russian military vehicles movement to “extremist” Telegram channels, the Investigative Committee reports. Cases are brought under Article 361-4 of the Criminal Code (Promoting extremist activities); detainees face up to six years in prison. Viasna tells what is known about them.




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

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