Illia Shakirau

sentenced to 2 years imprisonment

Date of detention: 30 November 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 364 of the Criminal Code β€” Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Aliaksandr Supichenka

Illia Shakirau is a citizen of the Russian Federation and a leading software engineer of a Belarusian enterprise. He was accused under Article 364 of the Criminal Code of "the use of violence or threat thereof against an internal affairs officer", namely Dzmitryi Kovach, the former head of GUBAZiK (Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime).

He was arrested on November 30, 2022, and placed in remand prison #1 in Minsk.

On March 13, 2023, in the Partyzanski District Court of Minsk, Judge Aliaksandr Supichenka sentenced Illia Shakirau to 24 months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.

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