Yahor Mikhailau

sentenced to 10 years in prison

Date of birth: 7 December 1994

Date of detention: 13 February 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 289 of the Criminal Code — An act of terrorism

Sentence: 10 years and 6 months

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Alena Bushava, Natallia Dziadkova

Prosecutor: Dzmitryi Khavauka

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1

On the list of “terrorists” (money transfers are prohibited)

Yahor Mikhailau was sentenced on July 26, 2021 by the Frunzienski District Court of Minsk to ten years in prison under Part 1 of Art. 289 of the Criminal Code (act of terrorism). He was accused of setting fire to a tank at a railway station near Minsk. State media said the video of the arson was fake, and the Ministry of Defense showed this tank undamaged.

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 1. 220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2

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