Aliaksei Bychkouski

sentenced to 11 years

Date of birth: 21 September 1985

Date of detention: 3 November 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Art. 365 of the Criminal Code — Interference in the activities of a police officer
Art. 366 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat against an official performing official duties or another person performing a public duty
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred
Art. 352 of the Criminal Code — Illegal acquisition of computer information
Art. 203-1 of the Criminal Code — Illegal actions with respect to information about private life and personal data
Art. 198 of the Criminal Code — Obstruction of a journalist lawful professional activity
Art. 389 of the Criminal Code — Threat to a judge or lay judge

Sentence: 11 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Sviatlana Bandarenka

Prosecutor: Natallia Sakalova

Prison: Penal colony No. 2

Aliaksei Bychkouski was detained and charged under Part 6 of Art. 16 and Art. 364, Part 6 of Art. 16 and Art. 130, Part 3 of Art. 201-1, Art. 352 of the Criminal Code (complicity in deliberate actions aimed at inciting other social hostility and discord on the basis of a different social belonging, committed by a group of persons, etc.) for leaking to a Telegram channel the personal data of several security officers. After arrest, the men looked beaten. Political prisoners’ relatives also say about the beating.

The trial began on November 25, 2021, in Minsk City Court. It was held in private at the request of prosecutor Natallia Sakalova.

On February 9, Judge Sviatlana Bandarenka sentenced Aliaksei Bychkouski to 11 years in a medium-security penal colony.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 2. 213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1

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