sentenced to 4 years in prison
Date of birth: 20 June 1996
Date of detention: 26 April 2021
Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots
Sentence: 4 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Ina Klyshpach
Prosecutor: Vadzim Bahatka, Darya Zhuk
Prison: Penal colony No. 15
Andrei Kandrasiuk is a resident of Brest, a defendant in a criminal case of "rioting" (Part 2 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code), opened after the events of August 9-10, 2020.
On August 10, during a protest, Andrei was severely beaten by riot police, after he tried to help a woman. The man was taken to a police department and then the police called an ambulance, as the detainee was bleeding. He was hospitalized and diagnozed with a head injury and multiple bruises. Kandrasiuk complained to the Investigative Committee asking to open a criminal case.
This case was never opened. In late 2020, instead, Andrei himself was charged with participation in mass riots. In December, he was detained for 72 hours, but then released on bail. His house was searched. On April 26, 2021, he was detained again and placed in a pre-trial detention center.
On August 20, 2021, the Maskoŭski District Court of Brest sentenced him to 4 years in a medium-security penal colony.