Aliaksandr Kabanau

A blogger from Brest, author of the Narodny Reporter YouTube channel and press secretary of the initiative group of Svetlana Tikhonovskaya. Alexandr was detained on June 15, when he was called to a hospital to spend quarantine there, and taken to the Leninsky District Detention Center of Brest. The court sentenced the blogger to 15 days in prison. However, on June 20, the blogger disappeared from the detention centre. His fate was disclosed to human rights activists only on June 25, when the parents of Alexander Kabanov were searched and the blogger was transferred to the Minsk SIZO-1.

Date of birth: 30 July 1971
Date of detention: 15 June 2020
Charges indicted:
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code - Insulting a government official
Sentence: 3 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
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