Siarhei Skok

sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 15 April 1987

Date of detention: 24 November 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code — Hooliganism committed by a group of persons
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 31 July 2023

Judge: Dzmitryi Sasnouski

Prosecutor: Artsiom Nalivaika

Siarhei Skok was detained on November 24, 2020, in Mahilioŭ.

He faced charges under Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code (hooliganism committed by a group of persons) and under Art. 368 of the Criminal Code (insult to the President). Skok, together with Volha Klimkova and Maksim Siarheyenka, were accused of making six effigies with "cynical inscriptions and images of high-ranking officials", placing them on overpasses near the city, taking photos and distributing pictures on the Internet. A total of nine people were detained in this case.

It was decided to consider the criminal case in the town of Kruhlaje. At the first meeting, on March 31, the trial was classified. On April 19, 2021, Klimkova and Skok were sentenced to 3.5 years each, and Siarheyenka to 3 years in a general-security penal colony.

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