Tsimur Ryzapur

taxi driver, sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison

Date of birth: 14 March 1983

Date of detention: 30 September 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots

Sentence: 4 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Vera Filonik

Prison: Penal colony No. 1

Godparent: Mathias Stein, member of the German Bundestag

Tsimur Ryzapur with his daughter

Tsimur Ryzapur was detained on September 30 and accused of participating in riots on the evening of August 10 in Brest under Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. The 37-year-old taxi driver was returning home from work on the evening of August 10, but was shot with rubber bullets five times. The investigator explains his choice of pre-trial detention by the fact that Tsimur Ryzapur does not have a Belarusian citizenship, despite the fact that he has a residence permit and has been living in Belarus for about 23 years.

On March 10, 2021, Judge Vera Filonik of the Maskoŭski District Court of Brest sentenced Ryzapur to 4.5 years in a medium-security penal colony.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 1. 211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8

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