Andrei Khrenkou

sentenced to 5 years in prison, later sentence upgraded to 3 years in maximum-security prison


Date of birth: 12 August 1970

Date of detention: 30 August 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies

Sentence: 5 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a high security prison

Judge: Maryna Zapasnik

Prison: Prison No. 4

Godparent: Takis Mehmet Ali, member of the German Bundestag

Andrei Khrenkou was detained on August 30, 2020 in Minsk during a weekly Sunday protest.

Khrenkou was charged under Art. 364 of the Criminal Code (violence or threat of violence against a police officer) for involvement in a clash with police officers who tried to arrest Aliaksei Charvinski.

On November 27, 2020, Judge Maryna Zapasnik of the Lieninski District Court of Minsk sentenced Khrenkou to 5 years in a general-security penal colony.

On September 24, 2021, a court ruled to upgrade the detention conditions to imprisonment in a maximum-security prison for a period of 3 years.

Mail address: Prison No. 4. 212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A

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