Tsikhan Osipau

engineer, sentenced to 11 years and 7 months in prison

Date of birth: 31 January 1996

Date of detention: 14 August 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots
Art. 362 of the Criminal Code — Attempted murder of a police officer
Art. 400 of the Criminal Code — Deliberately false denunciation
Art. 411 — Malicious disobedience to the demands of administration of the correctional institution

Sentence: 11 years and 7 months

Penalty: imprisonment in a maximum-security penal colony

Judge: Piotr Arlou

Prosecutor: Anton Tsiumentsau

Prison: Penal colony No. 20

Tsikhan Osipau was sentenced to eleven years in prison under Part 2 of Article 293 (participation in mass riots), Part 1 of Article 400 (knowingly false report), Part 1 of Article 14 and Article 362 of the Criminal Code (attempted murder).

According to the indictment, on the night of August 10, the 25-year-old Minsk resident arrived at Prytytski Street in Minsk to take part in the riots. The man was driving his BMW, from which he had previously removed the license plates. Ignoring the demands of the police, the driver allegedly refused to open the door. He then started driving and knocked down five soldiers of the internal troops.

According to the investigation, the man fled the scene and dumped the car in a nearby pond. In order to create an alibi, he called the police and reported theft.

On July 30, 2021, the verdict became final after the Supreme Court upheld the 11-year prison term. 

On March 25, another criminal case against Tsikhan Osipau was considered for several hours in Mahilioŭ penal colony No. 15. He was convicted under Part 2 of Art. 411 of the Criminal Code (Malicious disobedience to the demands of the administration of the correctional institution) to additional seven months of imprisonment and his custody level was increased from medium to maximum. The verdict was passed by the judge of Kastryčnicki district of Mahilioŭ Natallia Krashkina.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 20. 247755, Homieĺ region, Mazyr district, Michalkoŭski sieĺsaviet, 70

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