Yauhen Kalinouski

BSU student, sentenced to 4 years in prison

Date of birth: 20 September 1998

Date of detention: 27 July 2020

Charges indicted:

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 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.

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

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