Aliaksandr Zhuk

served full term, released


Date of birth: 22 July 1996

Date of detention: 24 March 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 11 December 2021

Judge: Dzmitryi Kurouski, Andrei Hrushko

Prosecutor: Aliaksandr Batsiushka, Mikhail Yushchuk

Cases: Пратэсты Брэст

Aliaksandr Zhuk is involved in the so-called "round dance case". On September 13, 2020  demonstrators in Brest gathered in the central intersection of the city, they were dancing a round dance and singing songs until a water cannon arrived and the security forces began detaining the protesters.

On August 30, 2021, judge Dzmitry Kurouski sentenced Ihar to one and a half year of "khimiya" under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code.

On December 11, 2021 Ihar began serving his sentence at the penitentiary No. 39.

Aliaksandr served his sentence in full and was released on July 23, 2022.

More political prisoners convicted in Brest

The Lieninski District Court of Brest announced its verdict in another trial involving participants in a September 2020 demonstration dubbed as a “dancing protest” by domestic media, sentencing fourteen more defendants, including three political prisoners, to various terms of restricted freedom (imprisonment in open penitentiaries).

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