activist of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya's presidential campaign, sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison
Date of birth: 31 August 1967
Date of detention: 6 August 2020
Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 292 of the Criminal Code – Takeover of buildings and structures
Sentence: 6 1/2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Aliaksei Khlyshchankou
Prosecutor: Mikushyn, Astapenka
Prison: Penal colony No. 1
Godparent: Rasa Juknevičienė, member of the European Parliament
Yury Ulasau is a proxy of presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in the Homieĺ region.
He was arrested on August 6, 2020, in Homieĺ. His apartment was searched as part of a criminal case. On November 15, 2019, Ulasau allegedly insulted police officers.
Yury Ulasau was later charged under Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code, "participation in riots."
On May 4, 2021, Judge Aliaksei Khlyshchankou of the Čyhunačny District Court of Homieĺ found the activist guilty under Part 2 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code (participation in mass riots), Article 292 of the Criminal Code (seizure of buildings) and Part 1 of Article 369 of the Criminal Code (insulting a government official). Ulasau was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in a medium-security penal colony.