Artsiom Nikitsin

sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison

Date of detention: 5 January 2021

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code - Hooliganism committed by a group of persons
Art. 363 of the Criminal Code - Resistance to a police officer or other person guarding public order

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Natallia Buhuk

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1

Artsiom Nikitsin was sentenced to two and a half years in prison under Part 2 of Article 339 (malicious hooliganism) and Article 363 of the Criminal Code (resisting arrest).

According to the prosecutor, on the night of January 4, 2021, Artsiom Nikitsin and three other defendants in the case spray-painted several slogans and symbols, thereby damaging three tobacco shops in Minsk. In addition, Nikitsin allegedly “actively resisted arrest” by police officer Prakapovich, who arrived at the scene, and gassed the officer “at least once”.

Nikistin argued that he had painted “Long Live Belarus” on only one shop and had nothing to do with the others. Artsiom repented of his actions, but noted that he did not damage the property, as the inscription on the kiosk did not affect its operation. Nikitsin also stressed that he did not violate public order. Artsiom pleaded not guilty to the violence charge. He argued that it was not he who used gas on the officer.

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 1. 220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2

Addresses of prisons:

  • Pre-trial detention center No. 1
    220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2
    8 017 218-79-05
    114 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 7
    224030, Brest, vulica Savieckich pamiežnikaŭ 37
    8 017 218-79-01
    53 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 8
    222163, Žodzina, vulica Savieckaja 22A
    19 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 6
    225413, Baranavičy, vulica Bresckaja 258B
    48 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center of KGB
    220050, Minsk, Main Post Office, subscriber box 8
    9 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 3
    246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A
    32 persons
  • Prison No. 1
    230023, Hrodna, vulica Kirava 1
    13 persons
  • Prison No. 4
    212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A
    38 persons
  • Penal colony No. 17
    213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8
    12 persons
  • Penal colony No. 9
    213410, Horki, vulica Dabraliubava 16
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1
    7 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 2
    210026, Viciebsk, vulica Haharyna 2
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 1
    211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8
    19 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 49
    213010, Škloŭ, vulica Maladziožnaja 2B
    4 persons
  • Penal colony No. 3
    211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba
    12 persons
  • Penal colony No. 15
    213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183
    15 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 39
    222002, Krupki district, Krupki-2
    4 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 26
    231724, Hrodna district, village Hinovičy, 1
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 46
    213188, Kruhlaje, vulica Savieckaja, 96
    4 persons
  • House arrest
    5 persons
  • Penal colony No. 13
    211791, Hlubokaje, Saveckaja 205
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 29
    230415, Vaŭkavysk, vulica Rakasouskaha 118
    6 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 48
    213765, Asipovičy, vulica Sumchanki 38
    5 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 43
    212003, Mahilioŭ, vulica Čaliuskincaŭ 76a
    9 persons
  • Penal colony No. 4
    246035, Homieĺ, vulica Antoshkina 3
    8 persons
  • Penal colony No. 22
    225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20
    12 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 7
    225136, Pružany district, Kuplina
    4 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 17
    Homeil, vul. Barysenka, 13, building 2
    6 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 9
    210034, Vitebsk, street 3rd Chepinskaya, 39
    7 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 45
    225073, Brest region, Kamenetsky district, Sushki
    7 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 6
    225889, Brest region, Kobrin district, Lushchyky
    4 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 21
    247760, Mazyr, buĺvar Junasci, 24
    5 persons
  • Penal colony No. 11
    231900, Volkovysk, Rokossovsky str., 118
    1 person
  • Juvenile penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Hienierala Batava, 4
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 47
    213470, Mogilev region, Mstislavl, Kalinina str., 31
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 24
    230025, Grodno, Lidskaya str. 29 b
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 3
    225209, Beroza, Krasnoarmeyskaya str., 99
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 20
    247755, Homieĺ region, Mazyr district, Michalkoŭski sieĺsaviet, 70
    1 person
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