Dzmitry Abramuk

sentenced to 13 months and 16 days in penal colony, served full sentence

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 18 February 1990

Date of detention: 18 May 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 361-4 of the Criminal Code — Promoting extremist activities

Sentence: 1 year, 1 month and 16 days

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 18 May 2021

Date of release: 22 April 2023

Judge: Dzmitryi Shuryn

Prosecutor: Mikhail Yushchuk, Stsiapan Liashok

Dzmitry Abramuk is a defendant in the "round dance protest case" related to the events of September 13, 2020, in Brest when the protesters came out to the roadcross and were dispersed by a water cannon.

Abramuk was charged under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code ('Active participation in group actions grossly breaching public order').

On March 15, 2021, Judge Dzmitry Shuryn of the Lieninski District Court of Brest sentenced Abramuk to 24 months of restricted freedom in an open-type penal facility.

On May 18, the convict started serving his sentence at open-type penal facility #9.

On June 17, 2021, the Maskoŭski District Court of Brest found Abramuk guilty under part 1 of Art. 368 ('Insult to President of Belarus') for calling to the police and insulting Lukashenka, and increased his sentence up to three years.

On 17 February 2022, another trial was held over the political prisoner Dzmitry Abramuk to toughen his punishment for violating the rules of the penitentiary. Three years of restricted freedom in an open-type penitentiary were replaced with 13 months and 16 days in a penal colony.

In mid-April 2022, Abramuk was transferred to penal colony #1 in Navapolack. In January 2023, it became known that he was placed in a tighter security cell until the end of his term.

Dzmitry Abramuk served his full sentence and was released on April 22, 2023.

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