Aliaksei Hubich

engineer, sentenced to 3 years in prison

Date of birth: 18 September 1996

Date of detention: 20 October 2020

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: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 28 June 2023

Judge: Viktar Kazachak

Godparent: Fabien Fivaz

Aliaksei Hubich is a 24-year-old engineer from Homieĺ. He was detained on October 20 and charged under Article 364 of the Criminal Code (Violence or threat of violence against a police officer).

The charge stemmed from the March of Justice held on September 20 in Homieĺ. According to the indictment, Hubich allegedly committed violence against a police officer.

The trial was closed behind closed doors. When the court examined video footage of the moment the alleged victim was hurt, it turned out that Hubich was not around at that moment. Then Aliaksei was accused of using violence against another policeman, “Ivanov”, a riot policeman, to whom the young man allegedly inflicted “at least one blow”.

On February 4, 2021, the Centraĺny District Court of Homieĺ found Hubich guilty and sentenced him to three years in prison.

Aliaksei Hubich's mother says that he has a rare eye disease - keratoconus. If not treated in due time, the disease will lead to blindness. The surgery was scheduled for last fall, but Aliaksei ended up in jail.

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