Aliaksandr Nurdzinau

artist, sentenced to 4 years in prison

Date of birth: 11 Oct 1991

Date of detention: 26 Oct 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

Aliaksandr Nurdzinau is a 29-year-old artist from Minsk.

On February 5, the Lieninski District Court of Minsk sentenced Aliaksandr Nurdzinau to four years in a medium-security penal colony under Part 1 of Art. 342 and Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. He was accused of taking part in the protests of August 9-10, blocking roads, erecting barricades and of "throwing vegetation from flower beds at law enforcement officers". The sentence was handed down by Judge Tatsiana Shotsik.

In his last statement, Nurdzinau reiterated that he came out on August 9 to buy paints. He said that he came to the park and saw police violence, which provoked him to join the protest. Aliaksandr admitted that he went on the road, but said it was blocked on four sides, and there were no cars on it.

"I asked myself, "What do I do next?" Should I hide in the bushes and pretend I kind of didn't see anything and carry this weight throughout my life. And you know what it's like to wake up six months after and hear that sound, probably an explosion? You know?! You don't! And I know! It's especially the first days, you just can't sleep. I was led by my soul. Believe it or not. I will serve my four years - I will go out with my hands up, with my head up and with a clean soul," the convict said.

Addresses of prisons:

  • Pre-trial detention center No. 1
    220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2
    8 017 218-79-05
    122 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 7
    224030, Brest, vulica Savieckich pamiežnikaŭ 37
    8 017 218-79-01
    52 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 8
    222163, Žodzina, vulica Savieckaja 22A
    32 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 6
    225413, Baranavičy, vulica Bresckaja 258B
    21 person
  • Pre-trial detention center of KGB
    220050, Minsk, Main Post Office, subscriber box 8
    3 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 3
    246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A
    25 persons
  • Prison No. 1
    230023, Hrodna, vulica Kirava 1
    12 persons
  • Prison No. 4
    212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A
    10 persons
  • Penal colony No. 17
    213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8
    8 persons
  • Penal colony No. 9
    213410, Horki, vulica Dabraliubava 16
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1
    4 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 2
    210026, Viciebsk, vulica Haharyna 2
    5 persons
  • Penal colony No. 1
    211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8
    5 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 49
    213010, Škloŭ, vulica Maladziožnaja 2B
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 3
    211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba
    4 persons
  • Penal colony No. 15
    213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183
    7 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 39
    222002, Krupki district, Krupki-2
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 26
    231724, Hrodna district, village Hinovičy, 1
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 46
    213188, Kruhlaje, vulica Savieckaja, 96
    1 person
  • House arrest
    3 persons
  • Temporary detention center
    220089, Minsk, 1-y zavulak Akrescina 36
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 13
    211791, Hlubokaje, Saveckaja 205
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 29
    230415, Vaŭkavysk, vulica Rakasouskaha 118
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 48
    213765, Asipovičy, vulica Sumchanki 38
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 43
    212003, Mahilioŭ, vulica Čaliuskincaŭ 76a
    3 persons
  • Penal colony No. 4
    246035, Gomel, vulica Антошкина 3
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 22
    225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20
    5 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 7
    225136, Pružany district, Kuplina
    2 persons
  • Center for Isolation
    247350, Buda-Kašaliova, vulica Pijanierskaja 2, temporary detention facility
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 17
    Homeil, vul. Barysenka, 13, building 2
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 9
    210034, Vitebsk, street 3rd Chepinskaya, 39
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 45
    225073, Brest region, Kamenetsky district, Sushki
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 6
    225889, Brest region, Kobrin district, Lushchyky
    1 person
  • Scientific And Practical Center For Mental Health
    220053, Minsk, Daŭhinaŭski trakt 152
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 21
    1 person
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