Vital Samsonau

sentenced to 2 years of restricted freedom, released after serving full sentence

Date of birth: 15 October 1983

Date of detention: 22 August 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 370 of the Criminal Code — Desecration of state symbols
Part 1 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code — Hooliganism

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")

Prison sentence start date: 22 October 2021

Date of release: 31 July 2023

Vital Samsonau is from Navahrudak, Hrodna region. He was sentenced to 24 months of restricted freedom in an open-type penal facility under Article 339 ('Hooliganism') and Article 370 ('Desecration of the national flag') of the Criminal Code.

From late August 2021, he served his sentence in open-type penal facility #43 in Mahilioŭ.

On July 31, 2023, the political prisoner was released having served his full sentence.

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