Vital Shyshlou

sentenced to 6 years in prison


Date of birth: 15 August

Date of detention: 25 September 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots
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: 6 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Sviatlana Bandarenka

Prosecutor: Raman Biziuk, Fiodar Sinitski

Prison: Penal colony No. 3

Godparent: Lena Werner, Member of the German Bundestag

Vital Shyshlou was detained after a protest on September 23, 2020 in Minsk, which took place after the secret inauguration of Lukashenka. He was then shown on state TV channels with his hands tied in the woods.

Shyshlou was accused of violence against police officers (Article 364 of the Criminal Code), for spraying pepper gas at a police car, as well as under Part 2 of Art. 293 (participation in riots) and Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (group actions grossly violating public order).

The detainee was eventually sentenced to 6 years in a medium-security penal colony.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 3. 211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba

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