Dzmitryi Sluk

sentenced to 8 1/2 years of imprisonment


Date of birth: 13 July 1988

Date of detention: 10 February 2023

Charges indicted:

Art. 290-1 of the Criminal Code — Financing of terrorist activities

Sentence: 8 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Dzmitryi Astapenka

Prison: Penal colony No. 3

Cases: Данаты

On the list of “terrorists” (money transfers are prohibited)

Dzmitryi Sluk is 34 years old. He is from Babrujsk, Mahilioŭ region. He was charged under Article 290-1 of the Criminal Code ('Financing of terrorist activities') for donations to an organization recognized as "extremist". After ten days at the detention center on Akrescina Street, he was transferred to Remand Prison #1 (both in Minsk).

On March 16, 2023, the KGB added the political prisoner to their 'List of terrorists'.

On July 4, 2023, in the Zavodski District Court of Minsk, Judge Dzmitryi Astapenka sentenced Dzmitryi Sluk to eight years and six months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony and 300 base fines (11.100 Belarusian rubles or approx. $3.475 as of August 2023).

According to the judicial investigation, on August 20, 2021, Dzmitryi Sluk transferred the amount equivalent to $2,160 in a cryptocurrency to an organization, "being aware of the terrorist nature of their activity".

Dzmitryi Sluk did not appeal the sentence and will soon be transferred to one of the Belarusian penal colonies to serve his sentence.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 3. 211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba

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