Ivan Zianko

sentenced to 5 years in prison

Date of birth: 10 May 1982

Date of detention: 20 October 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Art. 218 of the Criminal Code — Intentional destruction or damage to property committed in a generally dangerous manner or causing damage on a large scale

Sentence: 5 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Yuliya Blizniuk

Prosecutor: Valeryia Taratynka

Prison: Penal colony No. 17

Ivan Zianko is a resident of Minsk sentenced to five years in a penal colony under Art. 364 (violence against a police officer), Art. 342 (active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order) and Art. 218 of the Criminal Code (damage to property).

The events for which the man was convicted took place on October 11, 2020. During the dispersal of the "March of Honor" near the Puškinskaja metro station in Minsk, he and three other defendants, according to the investigation, prevented riot police from detaining a protester, started a fight with them, hit them several times on the heads and broke the glass in a police car.

Zianko pleaded not guilty.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 17. 213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8

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