Uladzimir Zhuk

sentenced to 3 years

Date of birth: 8 November 1969

Date of detention: 28 May 2021

Charges indicted:

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

Prosecutor: Ramanchykau

Prison: Penal colony 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.

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

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