Aleh Mazhou

athlete, sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 9 May 1995

Date of detention: 1 September 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: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Yuliya Shut

Prosecutor: Aliaksandr Ramanovich

Prison: Penal colony No. 2

Godparent: Delara Burkhardt, member of the European Parliament

Aleh Mazhou

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.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 2. 213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1

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