Yury Biruk

served full term, released (calculated)

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 30 January 1979

Date of detention: 23 April 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 1 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 23 April 2021

Date of release: 23 October 2022

Judge: Ina Kakhanouskaya

Prosecutor: Tsitovich

Yury Biruk is a resident of Maladziečna prosecuted for insulting the president (Article 368 of the Criminal Code) and sentenced to one year and six months in a general-security penal colony.

According to the indictment, Biruk publicly insulted Aliaksandr Lukashenka on August 9, 2020 in the Central Square in Maladziečna (during a protest), thus humiliating his honor and dignity.

On April 23, 2021, after the verdict in the trial was announced, he was taken into custody.

According to available data, Biruk was supposed to serve his sentence in full and be released at the end of October 2022.

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