Ruslan Valiuk

sentenced to 2 years of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 13 February 1988

Date of detention: 29 May 2021

Charges indicted:

art. 188 of the Criminal Code - Defamation

Sentence: 2 years

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

Judge: Liudmila Mikhnevich

Prosecutor: Andrei Klyshevich

Prison: Open correctional facility No. 21

Ruslan Valiuk was sentenced on February 18, 2021 by the Smarhoń District Court under Art. 188 of the Criminal Code (defamation) to two years of restricted freedom in an open correctional facility.

Valiuk was convicted of posting leaflets, which contained "knowingly false" information that "dishonored police officers."

The leaflets accused local police officer Ruslan Tkachou of abusing official powers when leading the dispersal of peaceful protests on August 9-10, 2020. Deputy principal of local school No. 5 Aksana Shauliuk was accused of rigging the voting results at a polling station where she worked as chairperson of the election commission.

On May 29, 2021, the convict was sent ot serve his sentence at penitentiary No. 21.

Mail address: Open correctional facility No. 21. 247760, Mazyr, buĺvar Junasci, 24

Addresses of prisons:

  • Pre-trial detention center No. 1
    220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2
    8 017 218-79-05
    114 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
    48 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center of KGB
    220050, Minsk, Main Post Office, subscriber box 8
    9 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 3
    246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A
    32 persons
  • Prison No. 1
    230023, Hrodna, vulica Kirava 1
    13 persons
  • Prison No. 4
    212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A
    38 persons
  • Penal colony No. 17
    213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8
    12 persons
  • Penal colony No. 9
    213410, Horki, vulica Dabraliubava 16
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1
    7 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 2
    210026, Viciebsk, vulica Haharyna 2
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 1
    211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8
    19 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 49
    213010, Škloŭ, vulica Maladziožnaja 2B
    4 persons
  • Penal colony No. 3
    211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba
    12 persons
  • Penal colony No. 15
    213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183
    15 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 39
    222002, Krupki district, Krupki-2
    4 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 26
    231724, Hrodna district, village Hinovičy, 1
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 46
    213188, Kruhlaje, vulica Savieckaja, 96
    4 persons
  • House arrest
    5 persons
  • Penal colony No. 13
    211791, Hlubokaje, Saveckaja 205
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 29
    230415, Vaŭkavysk, vulica Rakasouskaha 118
    6 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 48
    213765, Asipovičy, vulica Sumchanki 38
    5 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 43
    212003, Mahilioŭ, vulica Čaliuskincaŭ 76a
    9 persons
  • Penal colony No. 4
    246035, Homieĺ, vulica Antoshkina 3
    8 persons
  • Penal colony No. 22
    225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20
    12 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 7
    225136, Pružany district, Kuplina
    4 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 17
    Homeil, vul. Barysenka, 13, building 2
    6 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 9
    210034, Vitebsk, street 3rd Chepinskaya, 39
    7 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 45
    225073, Brest region, Kamenetsky district, Sushki
    7 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 6
    225889, Brest region, Kobrin district, Lushchyky
    4 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 21
    247760, Mazyr, buĺvar Junasci, 24
    5 persons
  • Penal colony No. 11
    231900, Volkovysk, Rokossovsky str., 118
    1 person
  • Juvenile penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Hienierala Batava, 4
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 47
    213470, Mogilev region, Mstislavl, Kalinina str., 31
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 24
    230025, Grodno, Lidskaya str. 29 b
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 3
    225209, Beroza, Krasnoarmeyskaya str., 99
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 20
    247755, Homieĺ region, Mazyr district, Michalkoŭski sieĺsaviet, 70
    1 person
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