Vital Astreika


Date of detention: 21 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. 367 of the Criminal Code — Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: unknown

Judge: Katsiaryna Murashka, Artsiom Manzhos

Cases: Справа Зельцэра

Vital Astreika was detained on 29 September 2021, along with many other people who posted comments on social media about the death of Andrei Zeltser and a KGB officer.

As a result, he was charged with insulting Lukashenka (Article 368.1 of the Criminal Code) and defaming him (Article 367.1 of the Criminal Code).

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