Yahor Suhoidz

car mechanic, sentenced to 2 years in prison, served his term

Date of birth: 29 December 1989

Date of detention: 7 September 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 30 April 2022

Judge: Viktoryia Shabunia

Prosecutor: Artsiom Tsviatkou

Yahor Suhoidz

Yahor Suhoidz was detained on suspicion of taking part in mass riots (Article 293 of the Criminal Code).

On August 9, 2020, Yahor and his friends joined a protest against the results of the presidential elections. During the protest, he jumped onto a police van and fell from there while it was driving at full speed. He was also beaten by riot police. Doctors diagnosed Suhoidz with a fracture of six ribs on the right side, damage to the lung, a closed craniocerebral injury, and a fracture of the eardrum.


Suhoidz was later officially charged.

On March 19, 2021, Judge Viktoryia Shabunia of the Centraĺny District Court of Minsk sentenced Yahor Suhoidz to two years in a general-security penal colony, founding him guilty under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code.

On May 25, the Minsk City Court upheld the verdict.

Yahor served his term in full and was released from prison on April 30, 2022.

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