entrepreneur, bodybuilder, sentenced to 3 years in prison
Date of birth: 5 January 1977
Date of detention: 21 October 2020
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 a 44-year-old 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, 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.