Aliaksandr Aranovich

member of the team of the YouTube channel "Country for Living", sentenced to 6 years in prison

Date of birth: 19 October 1982

Date of detention: 29 May 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

Sentence: 6 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Alena Piatrova

Prosecutor: Dzianis Korda

Prison: Penal colony No. 22

Godparent: Tineke Strik, member of the European Parliament

Political prisoner Aliaksandr Aranovich on trial

Aliaksandr Aranovich is a member of the team of the YouTube channel "Country for Living". A native of Staryja Darohi, Minsk region, he was detained an election picket held in Hrodna on May 29, 2020, and later charged under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order).

On April 27, 2021, Judge Alena Piatrova of the Lieninski District Court of Hrodna sentenced Aranovich to six years in a medium-security penal colony, finding him guilty under Part 1 of Art. 342 and Part 2 of Art. 13, Art. 293 of the Criminal Code.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 22. 225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20

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