sentenced to 3 years in prison
Date of detention: 5 July 2021
Art. 370 of the Criminal Code — Desecration of state symbols
Part 1 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code — Hooliganism
Sentence: 3 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Prison: Prison No. 1
Artur Zhvirydouski is a resident of Astraviec sentenced by the Astraviec District Court to three years of imprisonment in a penal colony under part 1 of Art. 339 (hooliganism) and Art. 370 of the Criminal Code (insulting state symbols).
Zhvirydouski was convicted of allegedly hanging a white-red-white flag on a school building in June 2021, and also painting white-red-white stripes on a stone. In addition, he allegedly removed a red-green flag from a government building.