Andrei Ivaniushyn

entrepreneur, sentenced to 2 years in prison

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 2 June 1972

Date of detention: 1 February 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies

Sentence: 6 months

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 6 December 2023

Judge: Aliaksandr Volk, Siarhei Shatsila

Prosecutor: Uladzimir Rabau

Andrei Ivaniushyn is a member of a motorcycle club based in Minsk. He was accused of violence against a police officer (Art. 364 of the Criminal Code).

The incident took place on September 19, 2020, near the Europa shopping center, when unknown people detained one of the motorcyclists and the others started defending him. Afanasyeu was detained on February 1, 2021. Two more people, Mikita Tratsiakevich and Mikita Afanasyeu, were detained earlier.

On February 26, 2021, Ivaniushyn was sentenced by the Saviecki District Court of Minsk to two and a half years in a general-security penal colony.

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