Will blogger Pavel Spiryn be imprisoned for film about Lukashenka?

Not so long ago, blogger Pavel Spiryn was summoned to the police station as the author of the documentary film “Stepfather”, dedicated to Alyaksandr Lukashenka and the current state system.

During the visit, the police made an examination of his voice.

“When everything is completed and, perhaps, my procedural status changes, that is, I will be accused or suspected over a particular criminal case, they will give me materials for reading, then I will specifically see how I could insult this person. I cannot even imagine how it is possible. The film was made in all honesty, for each article there is a true story or truthful information,” said Pavel Spiryn.

Although Pavel faces 2 years of imprisonment, he does not hide the authorship. It was him who sent the film to prosecutors and judges to show the injustice of the Lukashenka system of power.

“The film was watched by the overwhelming majority of Belarusian civil servants, including judges, prosecutors, the KGB, the Interior Ministry. In general, everyone liked the film,” Pavel noted.

“Stepfather” was published in December.

The film allegorically tells the story of the family, where a hard and brazen man married his motherland, and began to turn into slaves Belarusian children, calling himself “Batka.” But “stepfather” is willing to do anything for his descendants.

A lawyer, a former employee of the housing and communal services, Pavel Spiryn also wrote video poems dedicated first to the chair of the Central Election Commission Lidziya Yarmoshyna and deputies, then to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Ihar Shunevich.

Officials ignored Pavel’s video blog

They did so until the movie “Stepfather” had more than 400 thousand views. And now they became interested. It seems that the KGB, prosecutors and the police have discovered “Youtube” as a place for earning stars on epaulets, says another video blogger Stsyapan Svyatlou. The 19-year-old student and journalist of “Belsat” is the author of the popular blog NEXTA. He now also faces a criminal case for allegedly insulting Lukashenka.

The policemen are checking Stsyapan according to the statement of some Yauheniya Hryb from Lyubimava Street in Minsk. An unknown woman saw an insult to the head of state, for example, in the video called “Lukasherlok and Lawlessness.” Belsat tried to find the woman.

There was neither a house nor an apartment registered at the address indicated in the documents.

Looks like a mysterious case you need a true “Lukasherlok” to untangle.

Yaraslau Stseshyk, “Belsat”

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