Uladzislau Shynkovich

sentenced to 1 1/2 years of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 6 June 1971

Date of detention: 28 April 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 391 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a judge

Sentence: 1 1/2 years

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

Date of release: 28 October 2022

Judge: Ihar Vauchok

Prosecutor: Darya Beliankova

Uladzislau Shynkovich is a resident of the Lida district sentenced to one and a half years of restricted freedom in an open correctional facility under Art. 391 of the Criminal Code (insulting a judge).

Shynkovich was found guilty of insulting judge Maksim Filatau of the Lida District Court.

An investigation found that on January 17, 2021, Uladzislau Shynkovich posted insulting comments in a Telegram channel. On October 28, 2020, Filatau sentenced Uladzislau Shynkovich to a short term in prison under Part 3 of Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code. According to law enforcement agencies, by positng the comments, Shynkovich humiliated the "honor and dignity" of Judge Filatau.

In early May, 2021, Shynkovich began serving his sentence in a correctional facility in Mahilioŭ.

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