Dzmitry Kubarau

UX/UI designer, sentenced to 8 years in prison

Date of birth: 15 October 1995

Date of detention: 11 August 2020

Charges indicted:

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.

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

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