Zinaida Mikhniuk

trade union activist, sentenced to two years

Date of birth: 12 May 1961

Date of detention: 25 March 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Andrei Hrushko

Prison: Penal colony No. 4

Godparent: Laurent Duplomb, Member of the French Senate

Zinaida Mikhniuk, a trade union activist, was detained on March 25, 2020, after searches of her home and office. The woman was placed in pre-trial detention center on charges of insulting the president (Article 368 of the Criminal Code).

On 18 May 2022, the Brest Lieninski District Judge Andrei Hrushko found the political prisoner guilty and sentenced her to two years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 4. 246035, Homieĺ, vulica Antoshkina 3

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