civil society activist
Date of birth: 14 Aug 1955
Date of detention: 15 Dec 2014
Art. 431 of the Criminal Code - Giving a bribe
Art. 376 of the Criminal Code - Illegal production, acquisition or sale of funds for secretly obtaining information
Art. 375 of the Criminal Code - Deliberate disclosure of official secrets
Prison: Penal colony No. 9
Mikhail Zhamchuzhny is a human rights activist, who was sentenced on 10 July 2015 to 6.5 years of imprisonment in a penal colony under strict regime. The sentence pronounced by the Viciebsk Regional Court also includes a ban on holding positions related to the implementation of organizational and administrative duties for a period of 2 years and 8 months. A number of key human rights organizations declared the convict a political prisoner.
Earlier served his sentence in Vaŭkavysk. On 13 July 2017, he was transferred to penal colony No. 9 in the town of Horki.