Vadzim Shylko

military reenactor, sentenced to 3 years imprisonment


Date of birth: 1 September 1983

Date of detention: 12 January 2023

Charges indicted:

Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 14 February 2023

Judge: Anatol Dabradzei

Prison: Penal colony No. 17

Vadzim Shylko, a military reenactor who participated in the historical reenactments at the Stalin Line open-air museum, was sentenced to three years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony under Part 1 of Article 130-1 of the Criminal Code ('Inciting racial, national, religious or other social hatred'). His trial lasted from October to November 2022 in the Minsk Regional Court.

On his page in the Odnoklassniki Russian social media, Vadzim Shylko posted photos of him participating in reenactments and wearing a Wehrmacht soldier uniform. His page was recognized as an extremist information source, although he did not publish any information glorifying Nazism.

On February 14, 2023, the Supreme Court considered the appeal filed by the political prisoner.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 17. 213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8

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