Aliaksandr Mishuk

trade union activist


Date of birth: 21 July 1977

Date of detention: 25 May 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 361 of the Criminal Code — Calls for actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 5 February 2023

Judge: Viktoryia Paliashchuk

Prison: Penal colony No. 15

Godparent: André Gattolin, Member of the French Senate

On the list of “terrorists” (money transfers are prohibited)

Aliaksandr Mishuk is the chairman of the Independent Trade Union at Belaruskali. He was detained on May 25, 2022, after a search in his office. It became known that afterwards Aliaksandr was placed in the detention center and charged under Article  342 of the Criminal Code (organization or active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order).

Eventually, Aliaksandr was charged under part 3 of Article 361 of the Criminal Code (encouraging restrictive measures (sanctions), other actions aimed at harming the national security of the Republic of Belarus).

On 15 November 2022, Minsk Regional Court Judge Viktoryia Paliashchuk found Aliaksandr guilty and sentenced him to two years and six months of imprisonment.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 15. 213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183

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