Aliaksandr Siachko

sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 29 May 1991

Date of detention: 15 April 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")

Prison sentence start date: 15 April 2021

Date of release: 16 October 2023

Judge: Lidziya Tselitsa

Prosecutor: Zhurauliova

Aliaksandr Siachko is a resident of Hrodna sentenced in Minsk to 3 years of restricted freedom in an open correctional facility under Article 364 of the Criminal Code (threat of violence against a police officer).

Siachko admitted that he had texted an employee of the Minsk Center for the Confinement of Offenders (Akrestsin Street), Yauhen Urubleuski, threatening him in an obscene form.

Siachko said he did this after watching videos showing the mass beatings and atrocities during the August events.

"I was outraged and shocked," Siachko told Viasna.

On April 15, 2021, he started serving his sentence in a penitentiary institution in Pružany.

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