Yahor Khramenia

welder, MMA boxer, sentenced to 2 years in prison

Date of birth: 1 June 1998

Date of detention: 10 August 2020

Charges indicted:

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

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 8 July 2022

Judge: Anton Dudal

Prosecutor: Iryna Khadnevich

Yahor Khramenia is a 22-year-old welder at Belshina, Babrujsk. He is also a professional in martial arts, winning Belarus Open in MMA.

The case file contains several petitions from Khramenia's employer, friends and head of his sports club. They all characterize the guy as calm, honest and fair.

The young man was accused of "committing violence against a police officer in the evening of August 9 in order to obstruct his lawful activities." Khramenia alllegedly hit a police officer to the head and sprayed pepper gas, which led to burns of the retina.

In court, Yahor Khramenia repeatedly claimed that he had not beaten anyone.

"If I had struck, the injuries would have been more serious," said the guy with 10 years of experience in martial arts.

On November 13, 2020, Judge Anton Dudal of the Babrujsk District Court found Khramenia guilty and sentenced him to 2 years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony. The convict was also ordered to pay 1,000 rubles in damages.

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