Aliaksandr Rayentau

sentenced to 5 years in prison

Date of birth: 16 June 1984

Date of detention: 4 December 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 363 of the Criminal Code — Resistance to a police officer or other person guarding public order

Sentence: 5 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a high security prison

Judge: Andrei Mlechka

Prosecutor: Valeryia Taratynka

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 8

Aliaksandr Rayentau was first violently detained on August 29, 2020, in a trolleybus together with his sister Natallia. Video footage of the detention was published online. Rayentau was sentenced to a short prison term, while his sister faced criminal charges.

Rayentau was detained in a criminal case in early December.

He was charged under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code ('Active participation in actions grossly violate public order') and Part 2 of Art. 363 (Resisting a law enforcement officer) of the Criminal Code.

On May 17, 2021, Judge Andrei Mlechka of the Frunzienski District Court of Minsk sentenced Rayentau to five years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.

In June 2022, it became known that the administration of penal colony #22 placed Rayentau in a cell and deprived him of meetings and phone calls.

In early January 2023, information appeared that the regime for Rayentau was enhanced—he was transferred to prison #8 in Žodzina.

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 8. 222163, Žodzina, vulica Savieckaja 22A

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