Viktar Zihinau

Prisoner

Date of birth: 6 February 1974

Date of detention: 10 November 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Siarhei Salouski

Viktar Zihinau was accused of posting calls to gather in a protest chain near the Gomel Regional Executive Committee, in 2020, on the local protest Telegram channel Gomel: We are 97%.

On November 10, 2022, the judge of the Central Court of Gomel, Siarhei Sakalouski, found Viktar Zihinau guilty under Part 1 of Art. 342 ('Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them') of the Criminal Code and sentenced him to two years of imprisonment in a general regime colony.

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