Artsiom Botau


Date of birth: 10 March 1999

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 1 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Maryna Skalkovich

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 7

Cases: Пратэсты Брэст

Artsiom Botau was accused of participating in the protests in Brest on August 10, 2020. A criminal case was opened against him under Article 342 of the Criminal Code.

On May 22 and 24, 2024, the case was considered in the court of the Maskoŭski District of Brest. He was sentenced to one year and six months of imprisonment.

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 7. 224030, Brest, vulica Savieckich pamiežnikaŭ 37

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