Date of birth: 10 September 1996
Date of detention: 4 August 2021
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1
Artsiom Salavei is a political activist describing himself as an anarchist. He was detained on August 4, 2021 and beaten by police: he was tortured and threatened with rape in order to obtain access to his phone.
On August 5, he was sentenced by the Zavodski District Court to 15 days in jail for "disorderly conduct" under Art. 19.1 of the Administrative Code (he allegedly began to behave aggressively when taken to the police department). After serving the sentence, he was re-detained as a suspect in a criminal case under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (group actions that grossly violate public order), and on August 25 Artsiom was charged under this article and remanded in a pre-trial detention center.