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

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.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 22. 225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20

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