paramedic, sentenced to 3 years in prison
Date of birth: 13 April 1989
Date of detention: 4 November 2020
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 309 of the Criminal Code - Intentional disrepair of a vehicle or communication lines
Sentence: 3 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Maksim Filatau
Prison: Prison No. 1
Aleh Krautsou is a former paramedic and salesman at an electronics and home appliances store in Minsk.
Krautsou was detained on November 4, 2020 for allegedly attaching wires to railways to block the movement of trains. He was charged with "active actions that grossly violated public order" (Part 1 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code) and "intentionally rendering a vehicle or means of communication unusable" (Part 1 of Article 309 of the Criminal Code).
Judge Maksim Filatau found the man guilty and sentenced him to 3 years in prison.