Date of birth: 17 September 1997
Date of detention: 15 June 2021
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Sentence: 2 1/2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Prison: Penal colony No. 1
Aliaksandr Patapovich is a resident of Vaŭkavysk convicted under Article 364 of the Criminal Code (Violence against police officers).
According to the indictment, on August 9 after 11 p.m. he tried to run over two Vaŭkavysk police officers to interfere with their work during an unsanctioned mass event, as well as to take revenge. The defendant did not admit his guilt in the attack on the policemen and noted that he had no reason to take revenge on the police and that he was far from politics at all.
Vaŭkavysk District Court punished Patapovich with two years and six months of restricted freedom in an open-type correctional facility. But the state prosecutor decided to challenge the verdict of the court of the first instance, and on 1 June 2021 Hrodna Region Court took a new decision to replace the sentence with two years and six months of imprisonment.