Viktar Katouski

musician, sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 9 May 1990

Date of detention: 30 September 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Mikalai Hryharovich

Prosecutor: Katsiaryna Pakala

Prison: Penal colony No. 2

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

Viktar Katouski was detained in Brest for publishing comments on the Internet in connection with the deaths of IT worker Andrei Zeltser and KGB agent Dzmitry Fedasiuk.

Viktar is charged under part 1 of article 368 (insult of the President of the Republic of Belarus), article 369 (insult of a government official ) and part 1 of article 130 (incitement to hatred).

On April 14, 2022, the Brest Regional Court passed a verdict in the criminal case of Viktar Katouski. Judge Mikalai Hryharovich sentenced the musician to three years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony and a fine of 3,200 rubles (about 950 US dollars).

Mail address: Penal colony No. 2. 213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1

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