sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison
Date of birth: 14 December 1998
Date of detention: 26 January 2021
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Sentence: 2 1/2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Mikalai Serhiayevich
Prosecutor: Andrei Anoshka
Prison: Penal colony No. 3
Statement on the status of a political prisoner
Godparent: Baroness Massey of Darwen, member of the British House of Lords
Andrei Shauchuk is a protester convicted under Article 342 (active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order) and Article 364 of the Criminal Code (violence against a police officer). The charges stem from his involvement in the election night demonstration held in Žlobin on August 9, 2020.
On March 22, 2021, the Žlobin District Court sentenced Shauchuk to two and a half years in a general-security penal colony.