Aliaksei Karatkou

CEO developer, sentenced to 2 years in prison

Date of birth: 3 August 1995

Date of detention: 27 August 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Maksim Trusevich

Prosecutor: Ina Zubko

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 6

Aliaksei Karatkou is a CEO-developer at the MakeML startup. He was detained on August 27 in Independence Square in Minsk.

First, Karatkou was sentenced to 8 days under Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code for participating in an unauthorized mass event. On September 4, upon his release from detention, the man was immediately detained as a suspect under Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code (training or other preparation of persons to participate in riots). Karatkou later faced official charges.

He was held in pre-trial detention center No. 1 in Minsk.

On May 25, 2021, Judge Maksim Trusevich of the Pieršamajski District Court of Minsk sentenced Aliaksei Karatkou to two years in a general-security penal colony, finding him guilty of “organizing or actively participating in group actions that grossly violate public order” (Article 342 of the Criminal Code).


Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 6. 225413, Baranavičy, vulica Bresckaja 258B

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