Artsiom Takarchuk

architect, sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison

Date of birth: 20 August 1986

Date of detention: 15 September 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 363 of the Criminal Code — Resistance to a police officer or other person guarding public order

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Yuliya Hustyr

Prosecutor: Artsiom Tsviatkou

Prison: Penal colony No. 15

Artsiom Takarchuk is a 34-year-old architect from Minsk.

On November 20, the Centraĺny District Court of Minsk convicted Talarchuk under Part 2 of Art. 363 of the Criminal Code and sentenced him to 3 1/2 years in prison for resisting a military conscript during the March of Heroes on September 13 in Minsk.

Artsiom was detained twice and badly beaten in both cases. The first time he had stitches on his head, the second time he was diagnosed with a concussion, a closed head injury, numerous hematomas all over his body. The alleged victim did not seel medical assistance and was not injured.

In his last word, Artsiom asked not to send him to prison, but to let him do his favorite job - architecture. He has participated in international competitions and has a diploma from the Minister of Information for the project of the Belteleradiocompany building. The alleged victim, soldier Maksim Charniakou, also asked the court not to imprison the architect.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 15. 213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183

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