athlete, sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom
Date of birth: 9 May 1995
Date of detention: 1 September 2020
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Sentence: 3 years
Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")
Judge: Yuliya Shut
Prosecutor: Aliaksandr Ramanovich
Prison: Open correctional facility No. 21
Aleh Mazhou is an athlete from Minsk.
He was detained in a criminal case for participating in riots, and later charged under Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. The charge was eventually reclassified to Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code, “group actions gravely breaching public order”.
Mazhou was held in pre-trial detention center No. 1 in Minsk. On December 1, 2020, Mazhou was released on bail.
On February 1, the Lieninski District Court of Minsk sentenced Aleh Mazhou to three years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary (so-called “khimiya”). The convict remained free until the verdict was confirmed by a superior court.
On May 13, 2021, Mazhou was sent to serve his sentence at open penitentiaty No. 21 in Mazyr.