sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment
Date of birth: 12 June 1989
Date of detention: 29 September 2021
Art. 369-1 of the Criminal Code — Discrediting Belarus
Sentence: 2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Viktar Novik
Prison: Penal colony No. 3
Vital Ivaniukovich was detained in Kamianiec for publishing comments on the Internet in connection with the deaths of IT worker Andrei Zeltser and KGB agent Dzmitry Fedasiuk.
On July 28, 2022, the verdict was passed. The political prisoner was found guilty of ‘insulting a government official’ and ‘inciting hatred’ under Articles 369 and 130 of the Criminal Code and sentenced to two years in a general-security penal colony.
Convicted of discrediting Belarus in the absence of evidence of police officer insult: another sentence in Zeltzer case
Vital Ivaniukovich, a resident of Kamianiec, was detained almost a year ago for his comment on a video of a shooting between KGB officer Dzmitryi Fedasiuk and IT specialist Andrei Zeltser. At first, he was accused of insulting a police officer and inciting enmity, but later the case was reclassified and he was charged with ‘discrediting Belarus’ under Article 369-1 of the Criminal Code. On July 28, the Žabinka District Court sentenced the political prisoner to 24 months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.