Yauhen Petrachenka

welder, football fan, sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison

Date of birth: 19 September 2000

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: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a high security prison

Prison: Prison No. 4

Yauhen Petrachenka is a football fan from Barysaŭ. He works as a welder at a local precast concrete factory.

On the night of August 9-10, during a post-election protest, he pushed a turnstile at a police officer, injuring his leg and face. The boy was detained the next day, when he was hit on the head with a truncheon so that he lost consciousness.

Yauhen was sentenced under Article 364 of the Criminal Code (Violence or threat of violence against a police officer) to three and a half years in a general-security penal colony.

Mail address: Prison No. 4. 212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A

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