historian, sentenced to three years
Date of birth: 28 May 1960
Date of detention: 30 December 2020
Part 1 of Art. 357 of the Criminal Code — Conspiracy to seize power in an unconstitutional way
Art. 366 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat against an official performing official duties or another person performing a public duty
Part 1 of Art. 285 of the Criminal Code - Creation of a criminal organization or its leadership
Sentence: 3 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Beraziuk Siarhei
Prison: Prison No. 1
Uladzimir Hundar is an activist and local historian from Baranavičy, who has a disability. He is charged under part 1 of article 285 (Creation of a criminal organization or its leadership) and part 2 of article 357 of the Criminal Code (Attempt to seize power in an unconstitutional way). He has been held in pre-trial detention center for more than a year in the absence of virtually any procedural actions in the criminal case, which is obviously incompatible with the purposes of pre-trial detention.
Previously, he was sentenced to three years in prison under Art. 366 of the Criminal Code for throwing his own phone on the floor and smashing it during the search, which was qualified by the court as a threat to a public official, which gave grounds to demand a review of his sentence as politically motivated and to recognize him a political prisoner.