Aliaksandr Hubeika

political and trade union activist, sentenced to 2 years in prison

Date of birth: 15 March

Date of detention: 21 January 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 364 of the Criminal Code - Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Viktoryia Shabunia

Prison: Penal colony No. 17

Aliaksandr Hubeika is a 60-year-old resident of Minsk. He is an activist of the political party BSDH (Hramada) and the independent trade union REP.

Hubeika was charged with using violence against a police officer. According to the charge, Aliaksandr Hubeika resisted and twice hit riot police officer Andrei Kavaliou (name changed), tried to escape and grabbed his uniform. Hubeika pleaded not guilty.

Despite conflicting details in the policeman's testimony, on January 21, 2021, Aliaksandr Hubeika was sentenced to 2 years in a general-security penal colony. Hubeika is also expected to pay 2,500 rubles in compensation to the victim.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 17. 213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8

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