Uladzimir Shakun

sentenced to 2 years of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 14 January 1988

Date of detention: 12 March 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 370 of the Criminal Code — Desecration of state symbols
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")

Prison sentence start date: 12 March 2021

Date of release: 23 March 2023

Uladzimir Shakun is a resident of Žytkavičy convicted of insulting the president (Article 368 of the Criminal Code) and desecrating the state flag (Article 370 of the Criminal Code).

According to the indictment, Shakun desecrated the state flag he owned with phrases insulting Lukashenka. He then hung the flag on a local building. According to the defendant, in this way he wanted the flag to be seen by as many people as possible.

Uladzimir Shakun was sentenced by the court of Žytkavičy district to two years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary. In March 2021, he was sent to serve his sentence in open correctional facility No. 46 in Kruhlaje.

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