Dzmitry Halko

entrepreneur, bodybuilder, sentenced to 3 years in prison

Date of birth: 5 January 1977

Date of detention: 21 October 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Siarhei Shatsila

Prosecutor: Uladzimir Rabau

Prison: Penal colony No. 22

Dzmitry Halko is an entrepreneur and bodybuilder. Halko won a bronze medal at the 2019 Belarusian Bodybuilding Championship. He is a participant of Arnold Classic Europa-2019 (Men's Physique Master's).

Halko was detained on October 21, after which he was hospitalized for two days. During the detention, he was severely beaten and taken to hospital with a moderate brain injury and about 50 blows to one place in the right thigh.

He was charged under Article 364 of the Criminal Code. Dzmitry Halko was accused of knocking a video camera from the hand of a plainclothed police officer who was filming a neighborhood concert. He was also charged with "restricting the victim's freedom and attempting to inflict two blows and using threats."

On January 6, 2021, the Saviecki District Court of Minsk sentenced Halko to three years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony. He is also expected to pay 1,000 rubles in compensation for moral damage to the victim.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 22. 225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20

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