Hleb Hatouka

sentenced to 4 years in prison

Date of birth: 21 April 2000

Date of detention: 14 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
Art. 363 of the Criminal Code - Resistance to a police officer or other person guarding public order

Sentence: 4 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Aliaksandr Rudenka

Prosecutor: Viktar Zavadzich

Prison: Penal colony No. 1

Hleb Hatouka is a 20-year-old resident of Minsk. On December 31, 2020, he was sentenced by the Kastryčnicki District Court of Minsk to four years in prison for the events of July 14 under four articles of the Criminal Code: Part 1 of Art. 342 (organization of group actions that grossly violate public order), Art. 364 (violence or threat of violence against a police officer), Part 2 of Art. 363 (resistance to a riot police officer), and Art. 435 (evasion of military conscription).

Hleb was accused of taking part in a spontaneous rally after two of the most popular alternative presidential candidates were denied registration. He allegedly kicked a riot police officer, Aliaksei Misiuchenka, and disobeyed senior riot police lieutenant Dzmitry Chernik, as he evaded conscription for fear of contracting the coronavirus when in the army.

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

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