sentenced to three years in prison
Date of detention: 28 May 2021
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
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: Halina Hulevich
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 3
Uladzimir Zhuk is a retired driver of a police department in Žlobin. He was detained on May 26, 2021 on charges of involvement in the post-election protests of August 2020. Zhuk was taken into custody on May 28.
On August 27, 2021, he was sentenced to three years in a penal colony by the Svietlahorsk District Court under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code for “group actions that grossly violate public order” and under Art. 364 of the Criminal Code for “violence against a police officer”. Zhuk took part in post-election protests in Žlobin and, according to the indictment, resisted police officers who dispersed the protesters.