sentenced to 10 years
Date of detention: 15 March 2021
Art. 356 of the Criminal Code — High treason
Sentence: 10 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Dzina Kuchuk
Prison: Penal colony No. 1
Alexey Khralovich is a former KGB lieutenant-colonel. On March 30, the Minsk city court sentenced him to ten years in medium-security penal colony and a fine of 500 basic units under Part 2 of Article 356 of the Criminal Code (High treason). He spent in pre-trial detention for about a year.
According to the information voiced in the film on the state TV, Khralovich was involved in the transfer of audio conversations of Lukashenka's press-secretary Natallia Eismant with several officials to Nexta Telegram channel in November 2020. It was in these audios that the circumstances of Raman Bandarenka's death were discussed.
Last May Lukashenka stripped of military and special ranks more than 80 former officers of law enforcement bodies, who joined the independent association of security forces ByPOL or supported protests. Viasna collected names of former law enforcement and military officers who spoke out against Lukashenka's regime and who are persecuted by the state. Most of them are recognized as political prisoners.