Kanstantsin Mikhaltsou

sentenced to 3 years in prison

Date of birth: 24 February 1998

Date of detention: 17 June 2021

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

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 16 February 2024

Judge: Maryna Katsuba

Kanstantsin Mikhaltsou was sentenced on September 22, 2021 by the Rečyca District Court to three years in a penal colony under Art. 364, 342 and 368 of the Criminal Code for participating in a peaceful assembly, insulting the president and obstructing the detention of another participant in a peaceful assembly.

On election night, August 9, 2020, Mikhaltsou tried to prevent the arrest of a peaceful protester. In particular, he allegedly stood on the road to stop police vehicles. In addition, he was convicted of using violence against a police officer from the Rečyca district police department, Dzmitry Harai, and of posting a negative comment against Lukashenka in a Telegram channel.

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