Uladzimir Sokal

Date of birth: 8 May 1984

Date of detention: 3 June 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 3 June 2021

Date of release: 15 May 2023

Judge: Siarhei Siomukha

Prosecutor: Iryna Zabelina

Uladzimir Sokal is a resident of Navajelnia (Dziatlava district) who was sentenced to two years of imprisonment under a criminal case under Articles 364 and 369 of the Criminal Code (Threatening a police officer with violence and publicly insulting him as a government official in connection with the performance of his official duties).

According to the indictment, in August 2020, in one of the Telegram chats, Sokal published messages insulting a police officer with threats to use violence against him.

The man was taken into custody in the courtroom after the verdict was pronounced on June 3, 2021.

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