Artsiom Isakau

sentenced to 3 years in prison

Date of birth: 22 March 1994

Date of detention: 25 October 2020

Charges indicted:

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

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Siarhei Budrevich

Prosecutor: Krystsina Matsveyeva

Prison: Penal colony No. 22

Artsiom Isakau was detained on October 25, 2020 on illegal protesting charges. He was fined for the offense, but later remanded on criminal charges.

According to the prosecution, on October 25, Artsiom Isakau took an active part in an unauthorized rally. The prosecution claims that Isakau at least twice "sprayed pepper gas in the direction of the faces and bodies" of three policemen. Isakau's actions allegedly prevented the police from detaining a drunken citizen who shouted insulting words at them.

Later, during his arrest, he allegedly again sprayed pepper gas at least three times in the direction of four other policemen. By doing this, he allegedly caused physical pain to police officers.

Artsiom Isakau partially admitted his guilt, but did not agree that he was an active participant in the mass event, and he had no intention of harming police officers.

On February 4, 2021, Judge Siarhei Budrevich of the Kastryčnicki District Court of Viciebsk sentenced him to three years in a general-security penal colony.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 22. 225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20

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