Aliaksandr Yurchyk

sentenced to 8 years in prison

Date of birth: 16 August 1969

Date of detention: 16 January 2021

Charges indicted:

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: Dzmitryi 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.

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

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