Aliaksandr Dziarkach

sentenced to 4 years in prison

Date of detention: 21 October 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Art. 218 of the Criminal Code — Intentional destruction or damage to property committed in a generally dangerous manner or causing damage on a large scale

Sentence: 4 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Yuryi Mashketau

Prison: Penal colony No. 1

Aliaksandr Dziarkach is a resident of Minsk convicted of participating in a protest.

According to the indictment, Dziarkach was on August 9 at the intersection of Zaslauskaya Street and Masherau Avenue in Minsk, where he allegedly took part in an unauthorized event, clapped his hands loudly, shouted slogans, then walked on the roadway, where he stopped a traffic police car accompanying a police vehicle. He struck at least 3-4 blows on the hood of the car, allegedly swearing obscenely at police officer Andrei Dubovich and showing him his middle finger. Dziarkach was detained on October 21.

He was accused of active participation in group actions that grossly violated public order (Article 342 of the Criminal Code), threat of violence against a police officer (Article 364 of the Criminal Code) and intentional damage to property (Article 218 of the Criminal Code).

On February 23, 2021, Judge Yury Mashketau of the Maskoŭski District Court of Minsk sentenced him to 4 years in prison.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 1. 211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8

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