CEO developer, sentenced to 2 years in prison
Date of birth: 3 August 1995
Date of detention: 27 August 2020
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).