Yury Karnilovich

Welder at the MAZ plant. On December 15, the Zavodskoy District Court of Minsk convicted him under Art. 369 of the Criminal Code for insulting a major general of police on July 2, at that time the Minister of Internal Affairs, Yuri Karaev, in a commentary on a video clip on the UCP-TV YouTube channel.

The Minsk resident was found guilty of publicly insulting the minister and sentenced to three years of restriction of freedom and sent to an open-type correctional institution ("chemistry"). In the trial, the commentary itself was not read verbatim due to the fact that it contained profanity, but its meaning boiled down to the following: "Karaev will be scared faster than telling the president that he will comply with the Constitution."

Date of birth: 8 February 1989
Date of detention: 2 April 2021
Charges indicted:
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code - Insulting a government official
Sentence: 3 years
Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")

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