UX/UI designer, sentenced to 8 years in prison
Date of birth: 15 October 1995
Date of detention: 11 August 2020
Part 1 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Organization of riots
Art. 295-3 of the Criminal Code — Illegal actions in relation to objects which action is based on use of combustible substances
Sentence: 8 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Dzmitry Lukashevich
Prosecutor: Alina Kasiyanchyk
Prison: Penal colony No. 1
Godparent: Tabea Rößner,, member of the German Bundestag
Dzmitry Kubarau was detained on suspicion of participation in "mass riots" (Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code).
Kubarau was detained on August 11 and taken to the KGB prison. The same night, he was forced to sign a confession. His apartment was searched, after which security officers siezed a loudspeaker, medicines, water, IT equipment (phone, laptop), and canisters with solvent and turpentine, which were used to renovate the apartment.
Dzmitry Kubarau pleaded not guilty in court, saying that his confession was extorted by torture.
On March 24, 2021, Judge Dzmitry Lukashevich of the Frunzienski District Court of Minsk sentenced Dzmitry Kubarau to 7 years of imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony.
On September 28, 2021, the Zavodski District Court of Minsk handed down a verdict in a new trial against Dzmitry Kubarau, sentencing him to 3 years in prison for “illegal actions with objects whose damaging effect is based on the use of combustible substances” (Article 295-3 of the Criminal Code), namely for storing in his apartment flammable fluid, which the prosecution said he intended to use in order to make Molotov cocktails. The aggregate sentence for the political prisoner is 8 years in a penal colony.