metal bender, artist, sentenced to 5 years in prison
Date of birth: 28 March 1997
Date of detention: 1 September 2020
Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code - Participation in riots
Sentence: 5 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Anzhela Kastsiukevich
Prosecutor: Volha Dzendzialevich
Prison: Penal colony No. 15
Andrei Papou was wounded and detained on August 9, 2020. He spent three days in the detention center in Žodzina, after which he was released. Andrei was detained again on September 1.
He was charged under Art. 293 of the Criminal Code, "mass riots".
Initially, Papou was charged under Art. 364 (violence or threat of violence against a police officer), but the prosecution eventually dropped the charge, after the alleged victim was not identified.
On February 16, 2021, Judge Anzhela Kastsiukevich of the Zavodski District Court of Minsk sentenced Andrei Papou to five years in a medium-security penal colony, finding him guilty under Part 2 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code (rioting).