Mikhail Zubkou

sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment


Date of birth: 2 October 1975

Date of detention: 29 October 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Art. 411 — Malicious disobedience to the demands of administration of the correctional institution

Sentence: 4 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison: Penal colony No. 14

Mikhail Zubkou was accused of violence against police officers (Article 364 of the Criminal Code).

The man was arrested on October 29, 2021, in Moscow, Russia. The police stopped him for an identity check-up and it turned out that the Belarusian is wanted.

Zubkou took part in the 2020 protests and served 15 days of arrest. After the release, he went to work in Moscow.

On May 3, 2022, the European Court of Human Rights prohibited the Russian authorities from extraditing Zubkou. His lawyer, Roza Magomedova (Civic Assistance), notified the state authorities. Zubkou was to have been released as his arrest was scheduled to expire on May 14, 2022. However, at 10 a.m. on May 13, 2022, he was forcibly extradited to Belarus.

On August 18, 2022, the Centraĺny District Court of Homieĺ found Mikhail Zubkou guilty of ‘violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies’ and sentenced him to three years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 14. 222125, Minsk region, Barysaŭ district, s.n.p. Navasady, vulica Miru 1a

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