Viktar Novik


Date of birth: 2 February 1989

Charges indicted:

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. 356 of the Criminal Code — High treason
Art. 179 of the Criminal Code — Illegal collection and dissemination of information about private life
Art. 377 of the Criminal Code — Destruction of official documents
Art. 352 of the Criminal Code — Illegal acquisition of computer information
Art. 203-1 of the Criminal Code — Illegal actions with respect to information about private life and personal data
Art. 361-4 of the Criminal Code — Promoting extremist activities
Art. 426 of the Criminal Code: Abuse of power or authority

Sentence: 13 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Siarhei Khrypach

Prison: Prison No. 4

Groups: Дзяржслужачыя

Viktar Novik

Viktar Novik is a customs officer.

From October 10, 2023 to February 6, 2024, Minsk City Court held a closed session against three customs officers, including Yauhen Hurynovich, Viktar Novik, and Uladzimir Zhuromski. In total, they were charged under eight articles of the Criminal Code. They faced charges related to "high treason," "promoting extremist activities," "abuse of power or authority," "incitement of social hatred," "participation in extremist formations".

The details of the case and the reasons for the prosecution are unknown to human rights activists.

Judge Siarhei Khrypach sentenced Viktar to 13 years of imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony. Additionally, he was fined 20,000 rubles.

He was first held at pre-trial detention center No. 1 and later transferred to prison No. 4.

Mail address: Prison No. 4. 212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A

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