Aliaksei Stserlikau

engineer, sentenced to 4 years in prison

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 23 June 1984

Date of detention: 23 September 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 363 of the Criminal Code β€” Resistance to a police officer or other person guarding public order

Sentence: 4 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 3 May 2024

Judge: Henadz Yankouski

Prosecutor: Volha Dzindzialevich

Aliaksei Stserlikau is a civil engineer from Minsk convicted under Part 2 of Article 363 of the Criminal Code (resistance to a police officer in the performance of his duties to protect public order, combined with the threat of violence).

The events that formed the basis of the accusation took place on September 23, 2020, after Lukashenka's secret inauguration. On that day, Stserlikau tried to escape people in camouflage uniforms, and when the finally detained him, he was beaten in his car.

According to the indictment, Stserlikau was driving on the wrong side of the road and disobeyed police lieutenant Maksim Zavadski, who demanded that he stopped the vehicle. He then reversed and hit Zavadski. As a result, the officer's uniform was damaged and he had a bruise on his shoulder.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to intending to use violence. He has been in custody since his detention on September 23, 2020.

On March 3, 2021, Judge Henadz Yankouski of the Zavodski District Court of Minsk found Aliaksei Stserlikau guilty under Part 2 of Article 363 of the Criminal Code of Belarus and sentenced him to 4 years in a general-security penal colony. The company in which Stserlikau worked (it owned the car he was driving) was ordered to pay the injured traffic police officer 10,000 rubles in moral damages.

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