sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison
Date of detention: 17 February 2021
Art. 363 of the Criminal Code - Resistance to a police officer or other person guarding public order
Sentence: 1 1/2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Volha Prakapovich
Prison: Penal colony No. 3
Aliaksandr Karatchenia is a resident of Salihorsk convicted under Article 363 of the Criminal Code (resistance to a police officer).
According to the indictment, on August 9, 2020, near the Tsentralny store in Salihorsk, police officers wanted to detain Karatchenia. He allegedly refused to follow the officers and used obscene language against them. He then reportedly intentionally punched two police officers in their heads, causing physical pain. He was charged under Art. 363 of the Criminal Code.
A video of his arrest shows that riot policemen attacked Karatchenia and beat him, while the fact that he allegedly hit them was not proven.
On February 17, 2021, Karatchenia was sentenced to one year and six months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony. He will also have to pay 2,000 rubles as compensation to each of the two alleged victims.