Emil Huseinau

sentenced to 5 years in prison

Date of birth: 6 August 1995

Date of detention: 8 October 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 363 of the Criminal Code — Resistance to a police officer or other person guarding public order

Sentence: 5 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Sviatlana Bandarenka

Prosecutor: Raman Biziuk

Prison: Penal colony No. 15

Godparent: Marie Mercier, Member of the French Senate

Emil Huseinau is a defendant in a criminal case initiated after a protest of September 23, 2020 when Aliaksandr Lukashenka was inaugurated at a secret ceremony in Minsk.

Huseinau and his friend Pavel Aucharau faced charges under three articles of the Criminal Code: Part 2 of Art. 293 (participation in riots), Part 1 of Art. 342 (active participation in group actions grossly violating public order) and Part 1 of Art. 363 (resistance to law enforcement officers).

Aucharau and Huseinau were found guilty of calling for participation in mass riots on September 23, which had been planned in advance "under the guise of mass events," and blocked traffic. They also "restricted the right of decent citizens to rest and freedom of movement" and resisted Interior Ministry officers.

Both men pleaded not guilty.

Pavel Aucharau and Emil Huseinau were both sentenced to 5 years in a medium-security penal colony.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 15. 213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183

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