Mikhail Zhamchuzhny

civil society activist

Date of birth: 14 Aug 1955

Date of detention: 15 Dec 2014

Charges indicted:

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

Mikhail Zhamchuzhny, founder of the Platform Innovation human rights NGO

Mikhail Zhamchuzhny is a human rights activist, who was sentenced on 10 July 2015 to 6.5 years of imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony. Zhamchuzhny was found guilty of inciting the deliberate disclosure of information constituting an official secret, illegal acquisition of funds for purchasing classified data, and bribery. The sentence pronounced by the Viciebsk Regional Court also included 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.

The convict initially served his sentence in the penitentiaries of Navasady and Ivacevičy. On July 13, 2017, he was transferred to penal colony No. 9 in the town of Horki.

On February 19, 2021, Mikhail Zhamchuzhny was released after spending 6 1/2 years in prison.

Addresses of prisons:

  • Pre-trial detention center No. 1
    220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2
    8 017 218-79-05
    116 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 7
    224030, Brest, vulica Savieckich pamiežnikaŭ 37
    8 017 218-79-01
    53 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 8
    222163, Žodzina, vulica Savieckaja 22A
    19 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 6
    225413, Baranavičy, vulica Bresckaja 258B
    23 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center of KGB
    220050, Minsk, Main Post Office, subscriber box 8
    4 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 3
    246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A
    21 person
  • Prison No. 1
    230023, Hrodna, vulica Kirava 1
    9 persons
  • Prison No. 4
    212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A
    25 persons
  • Penal colony No. 17
    213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8
    13 persons
  • Penal colony No. 9
    213410, Horki, vulica Dabraliubava 16
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1
    4 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 2
    210026, Viciebsk, vulica Haharyna 2
    5 persons
  • Penal colony No. 1
    211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8
    10 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 49
    213010, Škloŭ, vulica Maladziožnaja 2B
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 3
    211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba
    8 persons
  • Penal colony No. 15
    213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183
    10 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 39
    222002, Krupki district, Krupki-2
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 26
    231724, Hrodna district, village Hinovičy, 1
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 46
    213188, Kruhlaje, vulica Savieckaja, 96
    1 person
  • House arrest
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 13
    211791, Hlubokaje, Saveckaja 205
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 29
    230415, Vaŭkavysk, vulica Rakasouskaha 118
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 48
    213765, Asipovičy, vulica Sumchanki 38
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 43
    212003, Mahilioŭ, vulica Čaliuskincaŭ 76a
    3 persons
  • Penal colony No. 4
    246035, Homieĺ, vulica Antoshkina 3
    4 persons
  • Penal colony No. 22
    225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20
    6 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 7
    225136, Pružany district, Kuplina
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 17
    Homeil, vul. Barysenka, 13, building 2
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 9
    210034, Vitebsk, street 3rd Chepinskaya, 39
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 45
    225073, Brest region, Kamenetsky district, Sushki
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 6
    225889, Brest region, Kobrin district, Lushchyky
    1 person
  • Scientific And Practical Center For Mental Health
    220053, Minsk, Daŭhinaŭski trakt 152
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 21
    247760, Mazyr, buĺvar Junasci, 24
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 11. 231900, Volkovysk, Rokossovsky str., 118
    1 person
  • Juvenile penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Hienierala Batava, 4
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 47
    213470, Mogilev region, Mstislavl, Kalinina str., 31
    1 person
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