sentenced to five years in prison
Date of detention: 14 May 2021
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Art. 218 of the Criminal Code — Intentional destruction or damage to property committed in a generally dangerous manner or causing damage on a large scale
Sentence: 5 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Tatsiana Pirozhnikava
Prosecutor: Fiodar Sinitski
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1
Aliaksei Shchytnikau was sentenced to five years in a penal colony by the Maskoŭski District Court of Minsk under Part 2 of Art. 218 of the Criminal Code for “damage to property” and under Art. 364 of the Criminal Code for “violence or threat of violence against a police officer”.
Shchytnikau accidentally collided with a traffic police car, after which he was attacked by a security officer without identification, left the scene in a panic, after which he surrendered to road patrol.
He was beaten during arrest and suffered a brain injury as a result.