Aliaksei Tkachuk

retired military, sentenced to 6 years imprisonment


Date of birth: 14 May 1987

Date of detention: 18 May 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 295 of the Criminal Code — Unlawful acts against firearms, ammunition and explosives

Sentence: 6 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Viktoryia Shabunia

Prison: Penal colony No. 15

Aliaksei Tkachuk was convicted on trumped-up charges of possession of training ammunition under Part 2 of Article 295 of the Criminal Code and sentenced to six years of imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony.

He was arrested on May 18, 2021, in connection with the leakage of documents from the Defense Ministry of Belarus. During the investigation, a separate criminal proceeding was started because explosives were allegedly found during the search of the apartment.

In August 2022, the Minsk City Court handed down a sentence: six years of imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony. Besides, Aliaksei Tkachuk was deprived of his military rank and fined 500 basic fines. The trial was held behind closed doors.

In August 2020, Tkachuk filed a report for dismissal from the army and was dismissed in November 2020.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 15. 213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183

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