Aliaksandr Babich

entrepreneur, sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison

Date of birth: 25 November 1988

Date of detention: 21 September 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 363 of the Criminal Code — Resistance to a police officer or other person guarding public order

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Yauhen Brehan

Prison: Penal colony No. 3

Aliaksandr Babich is a resident of Brest. After school, he studied to be a tailor. He then was retrained to work as a gas equipment fitter, where he worked for five years. Two months before his arrest, Aliaksandr opened a packaging store. The business is now run by his mother.

On December 23, 2020, the Maskoŭski District Court of Brest sentenced Babich (together with another defendant in the trial Mikhail Shabaliuk) to three and a half years in a general-security penal colony on charges under Article 363 of the Criminal Code (resistance to a police officer) for the events of August 9 in Brest. The man was accused of allegedly kicking a riot policeman twice.

According to the case file, Babich inflicted "physical pain and moral suffering" on security officer Rusilau.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 3. 211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba

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