trade union activist, sentenced to two years
Date of birth: 12 May 1961
Date of detention: 25 March 2022
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
Statement on the status of a political prisoner
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.