Ivan Zubko

chef, sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 27 September 1995

Date of detention: 16 November 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")

Prison sentence start date: 3 May 2021

Judge: Dzmitry Astapenka

Prosecutor: Kuntsevich

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 6

Ivan Zubko is a cook from Minsk convicted in a criminal case under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order).

According to the indictment, Ivan took part in a march on November 1, 2020. He allegedly ignored demands by the police, chanting slogans and walking on the road. Zubko did not admit his guilt, noting that on November 1 he went out to express his peaceful protest against lies.

The authorities refused to investigate Ivan Zubko's report of violence used against him by security officers.

On February 3, 2021, Judge Dzmitry Astapenka of the Zavodski District Court of Minsk sentenced Ivan Zubko to three years of restricted freedom in an open correctional facility.


Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 6. 225413, Baranavičy, vulica Bresckaja 258B

Addresses of prisons:

      What should I know and how to help?

      ✉️ Write a letter. Make a scan of your letter or postcard and share it online

      🤝 Please use the Russian (or Belarusian) name of the prison

      💡 Foreign-language messages may be blocked, so attach a translation (e.g. translate.google.com)

      💡 More tips here