Date of detention: 9 August 2020
Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots
Art. 295 of the Criminal Code — Unlawful acts against firearms, ammunition and explosives
Art. 295-3 of the Criminal Code — Illegal actions in relation to objects which action is based on use of combustible substances
Sentence: 7 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Volha Zarichniuk
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 8
Aliaksei Melnikau, a resident of Mahilioŭ, detained on 9 August 2020 and charged under part 2 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code (preparing to participate in mass riots) and Article 295 of the Criminal Code (illegal possession of weapons).
Melnikau's trial was closed. He pleaded guilty only in storage of weapons.
Aliaksei was found guilty on these two articles and sentenced to seven years of imprisonment.