Uladzimir Malakhouski

member of the Belarusian Popular Front party and election observer sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 18 January 1967

Date of detention: 13 January 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 364 of the Criminal Code β€” Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 3 May 2024

Judge: Tatsiana Rodzina

Godparent: Frances Fitzgerald, member of the European Parliament

Uladzimir Malakhouski is a resident of Viciebsk, a member of the Belarusian Popular Front party and an election observer.

According to the charges under Art. 364 of the Criminal Code (violence against the police), Uladzimir Malakhouski tried to inflict traumatic blows on various parts of a policemen's body, damaged his uniform, seized a police badge, and later sprayed pepper gas towards police officers when being detained and in the police bus.

The man has been detained in pre-trial detention center No. 2 since January 13, 2021. Malakhouski pleaded not guilty in court.

Uladzimir Malakhouski was convicted on March 1, 2021, in the Pieršamajski District Court of Viciebsk. Judge Tatsiana Rodzina found the defendant guilty and sentenced him to 3 years and 6 months in a general-security penal colony.

Malakhouski suffers from cancer. He has a group 3 disability.

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