Art. 364 of the Criminal Code - Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Sentence: 2 1/2 years
Penalty: restricted freedom under home confinement ("domashnyaya khimiya")
Judge: Ivan Hrynkevich
Prosecutor: Dzmitry Yarashevich
Anastasiya Herylovich is a resident of Žodzina convicted of using violence against a police officer.
On May 26, 2021, the Žodzina City Court sentenced Herylovich to two and a half years of home confinement for removing a mask from a police officer, thereby committing "violence or threat of violence against a police officer" (Article 364 of the Criminal Code).
The incident took place in September 2020, when a police officer, Mikalai Baranouski, slapped a woman in the face with such force that she fell to the ground. The act of police violence was caught on video and became viral. Seeing the incident, Herylovich approached the policeman and tore off his mask. The woman said she did not want the police officer to remain unidentified after such a terrific act.