Uladzimir Shustau

entrepreneur, sentenced to 3 years in prison

Date of birth: 14 February 1973

Date of detention: 10 August 2020

Charges indicted:

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

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Alena Litvina

Prison: Penal colony No. 3

Uladzimir Shustau is an entrepreneur from Mahilioŭ. He is a former riot police commander and a member of the presidential security service.

Shustau was accused and convicted of "intentional use of violence against a police officer" during the dispersal of a protest in the center of Mahilioŭ on August 10 (Article 364 of the Criminal Code).

That evening, Uladzimir Shustau was in the city center, where peaceful protesters were being dispersed. According to Shustau, he did not beat anyone, but it was he who was beaten on the head with a truncheon. Stumbling from the blow and falling forward, he touched with his head the torso of the alleged victim, district police inspector Aliaksandr Shmayankou, and then, trying to hold on, grabbed his legs. Because of this, the policeman fell on his buttocks. Shustou was beaten after his arrest.

The accused was diagnosed with a concussion. He complained to the authorities, but the results of the inspection are still unknown.

On November 17, the Lieninski District Court of Mahilioŭ sentenced Uladzimir Shustau to three years in a general-security penal colony.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 3. 211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba

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