sentenced to 5 years in prison
Date of birth: 6 May 2000
Date of detention: 22 August 2020
Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots
Part 1 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code — Hooliganism
Sentence: 5 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Andrei Hrushko
Prison: Penal colony No. 2
Godparent: Sonja Eichwede, member of the German Bundestag
Danila Bandaruk is a defendant in the criminal case opened after the post-election riots of August 2020 in Brest.
Bandaruk is from a large family, the eldest of eight children. To help provide for his parents, he went to Minsk to work as a construciton worker.
Bandaruk was detained on August 22, 2020 (his cousin Mark Salonikau was detained together with him) and charged under Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code (participation in riots) and Part 1 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code (hooliganism).
On May 21, 2021, Judge Andrei Hrushko of the Lieninski District Court of Brest sentenced Bandaruk to 5 years in a medium-security penal colony.