Aleh Zubrytski

sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 2 November 1989

Date of detention: 1 July 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 14 May 2023

Date of release: 25 October 2023

Judge: Viktoryia Shabunia

Prosecutor: Artsiom Tsviatkou

Aleh Zubrytski, a 34-year-old resident of Minsk, was sentenced to three years of restricted freedom in an open-type penal facility under Article 364 of the Criminal Code ('Violence or threat of violence against a law enforcement officer').

He was tried for sending a threatening SMS to Hanna Navumchyk, the wife of a riot policeman, on 14 August 2020. Zubrytski told the court that he did not send that text message, and his defense attorney pointed at the lack of evidence.

On 1 July 2021, Zubrytski began serving his sentence in open-type penal colony #17 in Homieĺ.

On March 24, 2023, the regime of serving his sentence was changed to imprisonment in a penal colony. Aleh Zubrytski was placed in the remand prison in Homieĺ.

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