Arseni Shcharbinin

sentenced to 3 1/2 years of restricted freedom


Date of birth: 6 January 2000

Date of detention: 10 September 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")

Judge: Uladzimir Fedarovich

Prosecutor: Artsiom Rouba

Prison: Open correctional facility No. 21

Arseni Shcharbinin was sentenced by Lida District Court to three years and six months of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary (“khimiya”) under Art. 342 and 364 of the Criminal Code for participating in a peaceful assembly and resisting police violence during its dispersal.

According to the prosecution, Shcharbinin and four other people, acting in a group with others, threw pieces of paving slabs and other objects at police cars during a protest in Lida on August 12, 2020.

Mail address: Open correctional facility No. 21. 247783, Mazyr, buĺvar Junactva, 24

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