MP Aleh Belakoneu has introduced a bill “On Amendments to the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus” to the House of Representatives, the House of Representatives reports.
The document, in particular, seeks to amend Article 361 of the Criminal Code (“Calls for action, aimed at harming the national security of the Republic of Belarus”).
It provides for responsibility for calls for sanctions against the Republic of Belarus, individuals, and entities of the country.
The draft law provides punishment under part 1 of Article 361 of the Criminal Code in the form of liberty restriction for up to 5 years or imprisonment for up to 6 years, under part 2 of Article 361 of the Criminal Code – in the form of imprisonment for 3 to 10 years, under part 3 of Article 361 of the Criminal Code – in the form of imprisonment for a term of 4 to 20 years.
Aleh Belakoneu was born in 1965 in the Primorsky region of Russia. He came to Belarus after graduating from the Omsk military school. In 2014, he was appointed Chief of the General Staff-First Deputy Minister of Defense. Since 2019, he has been a member of the House of Representatives.