Ihar Halushka

hiking tours organizer, sentenced to 2 1/2 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 29 June 1962

Date of detention: 1 March 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Aliaksei Khlyshchankou

Prison: Penal colony No. 3

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

Ihar Halushka is an organizer of hiking tours from Homieĺ. He was detained on March 1, 2022, and then transferred to a pre-trial detention center on charges under two articles of the Criminal Code: Article 368 (insulting the President) and Article 130 (inciting social hatred). The case was initiated for his comments on a political topic between 2020–2021.

On June 30, 2022, a closed-door hearing of his case began. On July 14, Judge Aliaksei Khlyshchankou found Ihar Halushka guilty and sentenced him to two years and six months in a general-security penal colony.

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

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