Yury Hladchuk

sentenced to 2 1/2 years of imprisonment


Date of birth: 4 April 1989

Date of detention: 16 June 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 27 March 2023

Prison: Penal colony No. 1

Yury Hladchuk

Yury Hladchuk is the special projects editor of the Avtobiznes marketing media. He was arrested on June 16, 2022, after a search. Later it became known that he was transferred to a pre-trial detention center as a defendant in a criminal case under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code ('Organization and preparation of actions grossly disrupting public order, or active participation in them'), and Art. 368 of the Criminal Code ('Contempt of the president of Belarus').

On December 5, 2022, the Frunzienski District Court of Minsk announced a guilty verdict on Yury Hladchuk—two years and six months in a penal colony.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 1. 211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8

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