sentenced to 2 years of restricted freedom
Date of birth: 13 February 1988
Date of detention: 29 May 2021
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.