Mikalai Kazlou

UCP leader, sentenced to 2 1/2 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 5 January 1967

Date of detention: 27 July 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. 407: Disclosure of the data of the inquiry, preliminary investigation or closed court session

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Anastasiya Kulik

Prosecutor: Ina Zubko

Prison: Prison No. 4

Mikalai Kazlou. Photo: svaboda.org

Mikalai Kazlou was sentenced to 3 months in prison on August 6, 2021, for disclosing investigation information on the Coordination Council case.

On December 28, 2021, Mikalai began serving his term.

Mikalai served his sentence in full and was released on March 26, 2022.

He was detained again on July 27, 2022. It soon became known that a criminal case was opened against him under Part 1 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code.

On November 3, 2022, the Pieršamajski District Court of Minsk finished considering the criminal case against the opposition United Civic Party leaders: Aksana Aliakseyeva, Mikalai Kazlou, and Antanina Kavaliova. Kazlou was sentenced to two and a half years of imprisonment.

United Civic Party leaders sentenced to up to 30 months in jail

The Pieršamajski District Court of Minsk has finished considering the criminal case against the opposition United Civic Party leaders: Aksana Aliakseyeva, Mikalai Kazlou, and Antanina Kavaliova. Political prisoners received 12 to 30 months in jail for participating in the 2020 protests.


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Mail address: Prison No. 4. 212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A

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