Viktar Shmihelski

sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison

Date of birth: 4 April 1996

Date of detention: 12 February 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: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Mikalai Serhiayevich

Prosecutor: Andrei Anoshka

Prison: Penal colony No. 17

Viktar Shmihelski is a protester convicted under Article 342 (active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order) and Article 364 of the Criminal Code (violence against a police officer). The charges stem from his involvement in the election night demonstration held in Žlobin on August 9, 2020.

On March 22, 2021, the Žlobin District Court sentenced Shmihelski to two and a half years in prison.

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

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