sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison
Date of birth: 31 March 1999
Date of detention: 17 November 2020
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code - Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Sentence: 2 1/2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Siarhei Karmanovich
Prison: Penal colony No. 17
Dzmitry Tsimashenka is a resident of Homieĺ convicted of using violence against a police officer (Article 364 of the Criminal Code).
According to the indictment, during a protest on November 15, Tsimashenka hit the arm of police officer Natallia Sinkevich, who was filming the protest. As a result, she dropped her smartphone and it was broken. A criminal case was opened under Art. 364 of the Criminal Code, "violence or threat of violence against an police officer."
On February 19, Tsimashenka was found guilty and sentenced to two and a half years in a general-security penal colony. The defendant will also have to pay 1,000 rubles as compensation for moral damage to the injured policewoman.