sentenced to 5 years in prison
Date of birth: 16 June 1984
Date of detention: 4 December 2020
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Sentence: 5 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Andrei Mlechka
Prosecutor: Valeryia Taratynka
Prison: Penal colony No. 22
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. Aliaksandr was sentenced to a short prison term, while his sister faced criminal charges.
Aliaksandr was detained in a criminal case in early December.
The man was charged under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (active participation in actions which gravely breach public order) and Part 2 of Art. 363 of the Criminal Code (resisting a police officer).
On May 17, 2021, Judge Andrei Mlechka of the Frunzienski District Court of Minsk sentenced Rayentau to five years in a general-security penal colony.