Artur Smaliakou

UCP member, sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 5 June 1993

Date of detention: 27 July 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code β€” 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

Prison sentence start date: 7 February 2023

Date of release: 30 April 2024

Judge: Ala Skuratovich

Prosecutor: Aksana Sakovich

Artur Smaliakou, 29, a member of the United Civic Party, was not released after 15 days of administrative arrest. He is charged with ‘active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order’ under Article 342 of the Criminal Code.

The trial of Smaliakou and other UCP members started on October 27, 2022, in the Frunzienski District Court of Minsk. On October 31, Judge Ala Skuratovich found him guilty and sentenced him to 24 months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.

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