Ruslan Shukala


Date of birth: 14 November 1982

Date of detention: 26 April 2023

Charges indicted:

Art. 368 of the Criminal Code β€” Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")

Prison sentence start date: 20 July 2023

Judge: Yauheniya Melnik

Prison: Open correctional facility No. 39

Ruslan Shukala was charged under Part 1 of Article 368 of the Criminal Code (insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus) for comments on Lukashenka in the Odnoklassniki post about overpriced medicines.

On June 19, 2023, Judge Yauheniya Melnik found Ruslan Shukala guilty and sentenced him to two years of restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya").

He is serving his sentence in open correctional facility No. 39.

      On July 14, 2023, he was included in the list of Belarusian citizens, foreign citizens and stateless persons involved in extremist activities.

Mail address: Open correctional facility No. 39. 222002, Krupki district, Krupki-2

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