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
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Part 1 of Article 13 and Article 293 of the Criminal Code — Preparation for mass riots
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
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.