Aleh Khramykh

taxi driver, sentenced to 3 1/2 years of imprisonment


Date of birth: 23 May 1984

Date of detention: 5 April 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 361-4 of the Criminal Code — Promoting extremist activities

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Anatol Sotnikau

Godparent: Jacob Mark,Member of the Danish Parliament

Aleh Khramykh is a taxi driver and Red Cross volunteer. He is charged with ‘promoting extremist activities’ under Article 361-4 of the Criminal Code for "posting three messages on the Internet that a plane was flying over Homieĺ, showing the time and applied geolocation. And then added a video of Russian vehicles moving around".

On September 7, 2022, the Homieĺ Regional Court found Khramykh guilty and sentenced him to 3.5 years of imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony.

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