Aliaksei Zikeyeu

ex-police officer, sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison

Date of birth: 14 April 1989

Date of detention: 2 June 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 1 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 27 August 2022

Judge: Anzhela Kastsiukevich

Aliaksei Zikeyeu is a former police investigator. During the 2020 election campaign, he was part of ex-candidate for presidency Valery Tsepkala's team.

Zikeyeu was detained on 2 June 2021 under a criminal case of "group actions grossly violating public order" (Art. 342 of the Criminal Code). His place of work and apartment were searched. Technical devices were seized at his workplace.

On October 29, 2021, the Zavodski District Court of Minsk found Zikeyeu guilty of "active participation in group actions that grossly violated public order", which allegedly led to the disruption of public transport. He was sentenced to 1.5 years in a general-security penal colony.

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