Ruslan Mikhailau

sentenced to 1 1/2 years

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 11 September 2001

Date of detention: 19 May 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. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies

Sentence: 1 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 19 November 2023

Judge: Mikalai Serhiayevich

20-year-old Ruslan Mikhailau was accused of organizing and preparing actions that grossly violate public order (Part 1 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code) and of violence or threat of violence against an officer of internal affairs (Article 364 of the Criminal Code).

Judge Mikalai Serhiajevich found Ruslan guilty under two articles of the Criminal Code and sentenced him to 18 months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.

He was expected to be released on November 19, 2023, according to human rights defenders.

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