Vadzim Lukovich

sentenced to 2 years in prison

Date of birth: 31 December 1977

Date of detention: 21 January 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
Art. 218 of the Criminal Code - Intentional destruction or damage to property committed in a generally dangerous manner or causing damage on a large scale

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Yuliya Hustyr

Prison: Prison No. 4

Vadzim Lukovich is a resident of Minsk convicted under Articles 218, 364 and Part 1 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code (active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order; violence or threat of violence against a police officer; and deliberate destruction or damage to property).

Lukovich faced charges after the election night protest of August in Minsk. The man has been in custody since January 21, 2021.

According to the accusation, shortly after midnight, Lukovich walked on the road in central Minsk and threatened traffic police officers. He also allegedly threw various objects, including bottles, at a police car. He also reportedly hit the vehicle with his hands and feet. Due to this, the car was reportedly damaged. In particular, its door was deformed and a bumper was torn off.

Vadzim Lukovich admitted guilt in part, only saying that he really was at the place.

On March 16, 2021, judge Yuliya Hustyr of the Centraĺny District Court of Minsk sentenced Vadzim Lukovich to 2 years in a general-security penal colony.

Mail address: Prison No. 4. 212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A

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