Dzmitry Ivashkou

member of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya's nomination group, sentenced to 6 years in prison

Date of birth: 2 June 1981

Date of detention: 27 September 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots
Art. 292 of the Criminal Code – Takeover of buildings and structures

Sentence: 6 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a high security prison

Judge: Aliaksei Khlyshchankou

Prosecutor: Dzianis Mikushau, Astapenka

Prison: Prison No. 4

Godparent: Sabine Grützmacher, member of the German Bundestag

Dzmitry Ivashkou

Dzmitry Ivashkou, a member of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya's nomination group, was detained during a peaceful protest in Homieĺ on September 27, 2020.

He was later transferred to Minsk: first to the temporary detention facility, and then to the pre-trial detention center.

Ivashkou was charged under Art. 293 of the Criminal Code (mass riots).

On May 4, 2021, Judge Aliaksei Khlyshchankou of the Čyhunačny District Court of Homieĺ found the activist guilty under Part 2 of Article 293 (participation in mass riots) and under Article 292 of the Criminal Code (seizure of buildings). Ivashkou was sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony.

Ivashkou served his term in penal colony #15 in Mahilioŭ.

In late January 2023, a trial was held in Mahilioŭ in order to strengthen the imprisonment regime for the political prisoner. The court decided to transfer Dzmitry Ivashkou to a prison for three years. He was placed in prison #4 in Mahilioŭ.

Mail address: Prison No. 4. 212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A

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