Bahdan Shymanovich

former medical doctor, sentenced to 1 year of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 30 June 1973

Date of detention: 10 September 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 1 year

Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")

Judge: Aleh Lahachou

Prosecutor: Alena Balotsina

Prison: Open correctional facility No. 17

Bahdan Shymanovich is a former anesthesiologist and emergency room doctor, and now a self-employed craftsman.

Under the charges, Halkouski, “together with Bahdan Shymanovich and Andrei Khadkevich, with a criminal intent to commit a crime against the government, aimed at public insult and humiliation of the honor and dignity of A.R. Lukashenka, made a model of a man on February 27, 2021, to which he attached a sign reading "East - to The Hague". The man's model had external features similar to Lukashenka's. Then, continuing his criminal intent, he set up the model on the territory of the suburban area and using a gas burner, together with Shymanovich, who used the gas burner, and Khadkevich, who used a liquid to ignite it, set fire to the above model, destroying it, thereby committing a public insult to the President of the Republic of Belarus in connection with the exercise of his powers, and committed a crime under Part 1 of Art. 17 and Part 1 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code."

Neither Halkouski, nor Shymanovich, nor Khadkevich pleaded guilty.

Bahdan Shymanovich, Andrei Khadkevich and Aliaksandr Halkouski were found guilty under Part 1 of Art. 368 of the Criminal Code. Shymanovich was sentenced to 1 year of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary.

Mail address: Open correctional facility No. 17. 246020, Homiel, vul. Barysenka, 13, building 2

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