sentenced to 8 years in prison
Date of birth: 16 August 1969
Date of detention: 16 January 2021
Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots
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: 8 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Dzmitry Astapenka
Prosecutor: Aliaksandr Ramanovich
Prison: Penal colony No. 1
Aliaksandr Yurchyk is a Minsk resident sentenced to 8 years in a medium-security penal colony. He was found guilty under the following articles of the Criminal Code: Art. 293 (participation in riots) and Art. 218 (deliberate destruction or damage to another's property).
Yurchyk, together with nine other persons, was accused of participating in several “radical” Telegram chats. The case file mentioned “OGSB” (Civil Self-Defense Detachment) and “Podrabotka Minsk” (Side Jobs in Minsk), among others. In addition, they allegedly intended to damage or destroy three tobacco shops.