political and trade union activist, sentenced to 2 years in prison
Date of birth: 15 March
Date of detention: 21 January 2021
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.