Aliaksandr Kutas

sentenced to 1 year

Date of birth: 15 June 1962

Date of detention: 1 December 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342-2 of the Criminal Code — Repeated violation of the order of organization or holding of mass events

Sentence: 1 year

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Yuliya Blizniuk

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1

Aliaksandr Kutas is a homeless man from Minsk who was detained under Article 342-2 of the Criminal Code (Repeated violation of the order of organizing or holding mass events).

Aliaksandr Kutas served 10 arrests (at least 130 days behind bars) under Art. 24.23 of the Administrative Code (Unauthorized picketing) in 2021. Protocols were drawn up for his posters, on which the requests for help were written. As far as human rights defenders know, Aliaksandr Kutas spent 22 years in prison.

On March 2, the court of Frunzienski district of Minsk sentenced Aliaksandr to one year in a general-regime penal colony.

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 1. 220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2

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