Aliaksandr Babrou

BMZ employee, sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison, later sentence commuted to home confinement, released

Date of birth: 27 September 1982

Date of detention: 1 February 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 15 September 2021

Judge: Yauhen Yerafeyeu

Prosecutor: Andrei Anoshka

Aliaksandr Babrou is an employee of the BMZ steel works in Žlobin.

On August 17, in protest against election fraud and violent crackdown on peaceful protesters, Yauhen Hovar and other BMZ employees blocked the road for the factory's support vehicles.

Babrou pleaded guilty.

On February 1, 2021, he was found guilty of “breaching public order” (Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code) by the Žlobin District Court and sentenced to two and half years in prison.

On September 16, 2021, the convict was pardoned and released, after his sentence was commuted to home confinement ("domashnyaya khimiya”).

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