Vital Bandaruk

sentenced to 5 years in prison


Date of birth: 18 February 1975

Date of detention: 14 April 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 370 of the Criminal Code — Desecration of state symbols
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
Art. 367 of the Criminal Code — Slander against the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 5 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison: Penal colony No. 17

Vital Bandaruk is a resident of the Kamianiec district sentenced to 5 years in prison under Part 1 of Article 130 (incitement to hostility or discord), Part 1 of Article 367 (libel against the president), Part 1 of Article 368 (public insult to the president) and Article 369 (insulting a representative of the authorities) of the Criminal Code for online comments, and Article 370 (desecration of state symbols) of the Criminal Code.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 17. 213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8

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