Mikalay Dziadok

Mikalay Dziadok was born on 23 August 1988 in Bragin. He graduated from law at the Belarusian State University. He worked at a collection agency. At the time of arrest he was a sophomore of Political Science and European Research Studies at the European Humanities University. After the arrest in September 2010, Mikalay Dziadok was kept three days in custody, and later was accused of additional charges: hooliganism and theft. The formal accusations were presented to him in October.

Chronicle of repression

Mikalay Dziadok was arrested on 3 September 2010 on charges of the attack on the embassy of Russia in the night of 30 and 31 of August 2010. He was placed for 3 days in custody. The authorities did not gather enough evidence to confirm the participation of Mikalay in the attack. Therefore, he was accused of another offence that is, the attack on the Trade Union Federation building.

On 24 January 2010, after serving 20 days in custody, Mikalay Dziadok was additionally accused of involvement in the participation in the anti-militarist manifestation near the offices of the General Staff of Belarus. On 1 October he was accused under the article 339, part 2 (hooliganism). On 27 May 2011 he was found guilty by judge Zhanna Hvojnickaja of the charges and sentenced to four and a half years of standard regime penal colony for hooliganism. Until then Dziadok spent more than eight months in custody.

Currently  Dziadok is serving sentence in Mahilou prison no. 17.

In May 2012 Mikalay Dziadok was placed in solitary confinement for 6 months. Dziadok was often forced to sign a request for clemency. During his stay in the colonies in Shklov and Bobruisk, Mikalay Dziadok received more than 10 reprimands from the prison administrations. The authorities wanted to give him the status of a prisoner persistently violating prison rules and in this way deprive him of the right to amnesty.

On 5 December 2012 was tried for alleged violations of the prison regime. The regime of the punishment was toughened, as a result of which Mr. Dziadok was transferred from penal colony #17 in Shklou to cell-type prison #4 in Mahiliou.

In November 2014, he faced new charges under the Article 411 for “willful disobedience to the correctional institution administration”. On February 26, 2015 the court extended his imprisonment by 1 year and 3 days. On May 12, it was announced that he was transferred to penal colony No. 9 in Horki.