Anton Lakishyk

technician, served 3 years in prison

Date of birth: 21 July 1999

Date of detention: 18 November 2020

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

Date of release: 26 July 2023

Judge: Viktoryia Shabunia

Prosecutor: Artsiom Tsviatkou

Godparent: Rachel Hopkins, member of the British House of Commons

Anton Lakishyk is a 21-year-old technician from Minsk.

On November 18, 2020, the Centraĺny District Court of Minsk sentenced Lakishyk to three years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony for attacking a riot policeman on July 14, 2020. The alleged victim, who complained of receiving several blows, however, had not been injured and had not sought medical help.

Lakishyk was arrested in the courtroom and placed in remand prison #1 in Minsk.

On February 9, 2021, the Minsk City Court turned down the convict's appeal and upheld the sentence, even though the prosecutor asked to commute the prison term to 2 years.

On February 15, 2021, Anton Lakishyk was transferred to penal colony #2 in Babrujsk (Магілёў region) to serve his sentence.

On July 26, 2023, the political prisoner was released having served his full sentence.


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