sentenced to 10 years in prison
Date of birth: 27 August 1979
Date of detention: 14 August 2020
Art. 363 of the Criminal Code — Resistance to a police officer or other person guarding public order
Art. 139 of the Criminal Code — Murder
Sentence: 10 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Sviatlana Kramianeuskaya
Prosecutor: Henadz Bury
Prison: Penal colony No. 15
Godparent: Elisabeth Falkhaven, member of Swedish Parliament
Aliaksandr Kardziukou is a resident of Brest sentenced to 10 years in medium-security penal colony. Kardziukou is a witness to the murder of Henadz Shutau.
Kardziukou was accused of attempting to kill a soldier who was in civilian clothes during the post-election protests in Brest. Kardziukou pleaded not guilty. The man who shot and killed Shutau was named a victim in the case, and the victim himself was a defendant in the trial on charges of resisting a police officer.
On February 25, 2021, the Brest Regional Court found Aliaksandr Kardziukou guilty of attempted murder in connection with the victim’s official activities and resisting a police officer in the performance of his duties to protect public order, combined with the use of violence.
Kardziukou was sentenced to 9 years in prison under Part 1 of Art. 14, para. 10 Part 2 of Art. 139 of the Criminal Code, and 2 years in prison under Part 2 of Art. 363 of the Criminal Code. The total period of imprisonment ordered by the court is 10 years in a penal colony.
On May 14, the Supreme Court upheld the verdict.