Aliaksei Shchytnikau

sentenced to five years in prison

Date of detention: 14 May 2021

Charges indicted:

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.

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 1. 220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2

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