BSU student, sentenced to 4 years in prison
Date of birth: 20 September 1998
Date of detention: 27 July 2020
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Sentence: 4 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Maksim Trusevich
Prosecutor: Ina Zubko
Prison: Penal colony No. 15
Yauhen Kalinouski is a 22-year-old student of Belarusian State University.
He was detained on July 27 as part of a criminal case opened after the events of July 14 in Minsk.
Kalinouski was accused of "active participation in group actions that grossly violated public order" and "violence against a police officer." Yauhen Kalinouski pleaded not guilty.
On January 5, 2021, Judge Maksim Trusevich of the Pieršamajski District Court of Minsk sentenced Kalinouski to 4 years in prison. The court also ordered to collect from Yauhen Kalinouski compensation for moral damage in favor of the two injured riot police officers in the total amount of 2,500 rubles.
The student was convicted of joining a clash between riot police officers and protesters, when people tried to resist violent arrests.