activist, sentenced to 2 years in prison
Date of birth: 27 November 1984
Date of detention: 9 August 2021
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Sentence: 2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Aleh Kaliada
Prison: Penal colony No. 15
Andrei Kudzik was detained on August 9, 2021, on administrative charges. He was then sentenced to several consequtive terms of administrative imprisonment.
On October 20, he was charged under Article 342 of the Criminal Code.
On February 16, 2022, the court of Zavodski district of Minsk pronounced a sentence: Judge Aleh Kaliada sentenced him to two years in a general-security penal colony. At the trial, Andrei pleaded not guilty and refused to testify.