sentenced to 4 years in prison
Date of birth: 17 June 1994
Date of detention: 2 December 2020
Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots
Sentence: 4 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Alena Kaptsevich
Prison: Penal colony No. 2
Ihar Rudchyk was detained on December 2 as part of a criminal case opened following the post-election events of August 2020.
A charge was brought under Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code (participation in riots).
Ihar Rudchyk was accused of taking part in riots held in Minsk on August 10, 2020. Namely, he allegedly helped construct barricades, dismantled paving slabs, climbed to the top of barricades and the road signs, and hit a garbage can with a stick. He also allegedly used obscene language and exposed himself by taking off his T-shirt and waving it above his head.
On April 2, 2021, Judge Alena Kaptsevich of the Zavodski District Court of Minsk sentenced Rudchyk to four years in a medium-security penal colony, finding him guilty under Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code (rioting).