military engineer, sentenced to 9 years of imprisonment
Date of birth: 15 March 1983
Date of detention: 29 September 2020
Art. 218 of the Criminal Code — Intentional destruction or damage to property committed in a generally dangerous manner or causing damage on a large scale
Art. 295 of the Criminal Code — Unlawful acts against firearms, ammunition and explosives
Part 1 of Article 13 and Article 293 of the Criminal Code — Preparation for mass riots
Sentence: 9 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a high security prison
Judge: Dzmitryi Astapenka, Anton Dudal
Prosecutor: Aliaksandr Ramanovich
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 8
Statement on the status of a political prisoner
Godparent: Kaweh Mansoori, Member of the Bundestag
'Yury Bialko was detained in the fall of 2020 in connection with the case of participation in mass riots.
He was subsequently charged under Art. 293 of the Criminal Code, "mass riots".
First, Yury Bialko was placed in the detention center in Akrescin Street, then transferred to pre-trial detention center No. 1, and eventually to the pre-trial detention center in Žodzina.
On July 19, 2021, Judge Dzmitry Astapenka sentenced Bialko to nine years in a medium-security penal colony.
In the middle of May 2022, human rights defenders learned that the administration of Žodzina prison had placed Bialko in a punishment cell for the second time. During the last five months Yury was put in the punishment cell five times, and for the last two months he was kept in the worrd-type cell.