Volha Klimkova

sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison

Date of birth: 23 December 1974

Date of detention: 25 November 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code - Hooliganism committed by a group of persons
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code - Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Dzmitry Sasnouski

Prison: Prison No. 4

Volha Klimkova was stopped by traffic police in Mahilioŭ on November 24, 2020. The woman was transporting more than 800 copies of the unregistered newspaper Mogilevskie Vesti. The next day she was detained and her home was searched.

It later became known that Volha faced charges under Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code (hooliganism committed by a group of persons) and under Art. 368 of the Criminal Code (insult to the President). Klimkova, together with Maksim Siarheyenka and Siarhei Skok, were accused of making six effigies with "cynical inscriptions and images of high-ranking officials", placing them on overpasses near the city, taking photos and distributing pictures on the Internet. A total of nine people were detained in this case.

It was decided to consider the criminal case in the town of Kruhlaje. At the first meeting, on March 31, the trial was classified. On April 19, 2021, Klimkova and Skok were sentenced to 3.5 years each, and Siarheyenka to 3 years in a general-security penal colony.

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

Addresses of prisons:

  • Pre-trial detention center No. 1
    220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2
    8 017 218-79-05
    114 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 7
    224030, Brest, vulica Savieckich pamiežnikaŭ 37
    8 017 218-79-01
    63 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 8
    222163, Žodzina, vulica Savieckaja 22A
    19 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 6
    225413, Baranavičy, vulica Bresckaja 258B
    32 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center of KGB
    220050, Minsk, Main Post Office, subscriber box 8
    9 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 3
    246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A
    33 persons
  • Prison No. 1
    230023, Hrodna, vulica Kirava 1
    12 persons
  • Prison No. 4
    212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A
    35 persons
  • Penal colony No. 17
    213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8
    12 persons
  • Penal colony No. 9
    213410, Horki, vulica Dabraliubava 16
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1
    6 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 2
    210026, Viciebsk, vulica Haharyna 2
    4 persons
  • Penal colony No. 1
    211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8
    18 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 49
    213010, Škloŭ, vulica Maladziožnaja 2B
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 3
    211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba
    12 persons
  • Penal colony No. 15
    213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183
    14 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 39
    222002, Krupki district, Krupki-2
    4 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 26
    231724, Hrodna district, village Hinovičy, 1
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 46
    213188, Kruhlaje, vulica Savieckaja, 96
    3 persons
  • House arrest
    5 persons
  • Penal colony No. 13
    211791, Hlubokaje, Saveckaja 205
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 29
    230415, Vaŭkavysk, vulica Rakasouskaha 118
    5 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 48
    213765, Asipovičy, vulica Sumchanki 38
    5 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 43
    212003, Mahilioŭ, vulica Čaliuskincaŭ 76a
    7 persons
  • Penal colony No. 4
    246035, Homieĺ, vulica Antoshkina 3
    6 persons
  • Penal colony No. 22
    225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20
    11 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 7
    225136, Pružany district, Kuplina
    4 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 17
    Homeil, vul. Barysenka, 13, building 2
    5 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 9
    210034, Vitebsk, street 3rd Chepinskaya, 39
    6 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 45
    225073, Brest region, Kamenetsky district, Sushki
    5 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 6
    225889, Brest region, Kobrin district, Lushchyky
    4 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 21
    247760, Mazyr, buĺvar Junasci, 24
    5 persons
  • Penal colony No. 11
    231900, Volkovysk, Rokossovsky str., 118
    1 person
  • Juvenile penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Hienierala Batava, 4
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 47
    213470, Mogilev region, Mstislavl, Kalinina str., 31
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 24
    230025, Grodno, Lidskaya str. 29 b
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 3
    225209, Beroza, Krasnoarmeyskaya str., 99
    1 person
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