Aliaksei Melnikau

sentenced to 5 years in prison

Date of birth: 20 May 1991

Date of detention: 4 December 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots

Sentence: 5 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Zhanna Khvainitskaya

Prosecutor: Krystsina Kachanava

Prison: Penal colony No. 17

Godparent: Céline Widmer, Member of the Swiss National Council

Aliaksei Melnikau was detained on December 4, 2020, over his alleged involvement in "riots" in Minsk.

He was charged under Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code (rioting).

The charges stem from a post-election protest of August 10, 2020.

On March 16, 2021, Judge Zhanna Khvainitskaya of the Zavodski District Court of Minsk sentenced Aliaksei Melnikau to five years in a medium-security penal colony.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 17. 213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8

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