Vital Huzau

sentenced to 2 1/2 years of imprisonment


Date of birth: 3 June 1986

Date of detention: 15 February 2021

Charges indicted:

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

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Mikalai Dolia

Vital Huzau was sentenced in a closed-door trial to 2 1/2 years of imprisonment in a penal colony for ‘insulting the President’ and ‘inciting hatred’ under Article 368 and Part 1 of Article 130 of the Criminal Code.

It is known that Huzau is 36 years old. He was wanted, so in February 2021 the law enforcement officers took him from Russia to Belarus after the decision to deport him. Immediately after the deportation there was no contact with him.

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