Kiryl Kazei

sentenced to 7 years in prison

Date of birth: 28 July 1983

Date of detention: 13 November 2020

Charges indicted:

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 3 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code –Especially malicious hooliganism

Sentence: 7 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Anzhela Kastsiukevich

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1

Kiryl Kazei is an employee of a company that sells computer equipment. He is married and has two children of 7 and 10 years old.

On October 27, 2020, a video appeared on social media of a BMW driver beating a man on the road. Earlier, the man was waving a white-red-white flag, and the driver's violent reaction was apparently casued by his political position (later the attacker argued that the incident was not related to politics). After the video became viral, the attacker's address and phone number were leaked online. According to the investigation, three Minsk residents decided to punish the man by puncturing the tires of his car. On the night of October 28, they came to his neighborhood, but on the way two of them (Kiryl Kazei and Yury Siarhei) were detained by riot police, another participant managed to escape and is now wanted. During a personal search, an air pistol without bullets and a cylinder was confiscated from Kazei, and a homemade knife was confiscated from Siarhei, which the examination called blade weapons. The next day, when inspecting Kazei's car, flags, leaflets, fireworks, laser pointers, a hand grenade and 58 rounds of ammunition were found. An inspection of the car was shown in a story on state TV.

Siarhei and Kazei were charged under three articles of the Criminal Code: preparation for committing particularly malicious hooliganism (Part 1, Article 13, Part 3, Article 339 of the Criminal Code), preparation for intentional destruction or damage to property (Part 1 of Article 13, Part 2 of Article 218 of the Criminal Code), illegal storage of ammunition (Part 3 of Article 295 of the Criminal Code). They have been in custody since November 13, 2020.

Kazei and Siarhei pleaded not guilty in court. Kiryl Kazei told in detail about his detention, about the violence committed by the riot police, about threats and harassment he faced in the police department.

On March 31, 2021, Zavodski District Court Judge Anzhela Kastsiukevich sentenced Kiryl Kazei to 7 years in a medium-security penal colony and Yury Siarhei to 6 years in a medium-security penal colony.

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

Addresses of prisons:

  • Pre-trial detention center No. 1
    220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2
    8 017 218-79-05
    114 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 7
    224030, Brest, vulica Savieckich pamiežnikaŭ 37
    8 017 218-79-01
    53 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 8
    222163, Žodzina, vulica Savieckaja 22A
    19 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 6
    225413, Baranavičy, vulica Bresckaja 258B
    48 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center of KGB
    220050, Minsk, Main Post Office, subscriber box 8
    9 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 3
    246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A
    32 persons
  • Prison No. 1
    230023, Hrodna, vulica Kirava 1
    13 persons
  • Prison No. 4
    212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A
    38 persons
  • Penal colony No. 17
    213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8
    12 persons
  • Penal colony No. 9
    213410, Horki, vulica Dabraliubava 16
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1
    7 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 2
    210026, Viciebsk, vulica Haharyna 2
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 1
    211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8
    19 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 49
    213010, Škloŭ, vulica Maladziožnaja 2B
    4 persons
  • Penal colony No. 3
    211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba
    12 persons
  • Penal colony No. 15
    213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183
    15 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 39
    222002, Krupki district, Krupki-2
    4 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 26
    231724, Hrodna district, village Hinovičy, 1
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 46
    213188, Kruhlaje, vulica Savieckaja, 96
    4 persons
  • House arrest
    5 persons
  • Penal colony No. 13
    211791, Hlubokaje, Saveckaja 205
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 29
    230415, Vaŭkavysk, vulica Rakasouskaha 118
    6 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 48
    213765, Asipovičy, vulica Sumchanki 38
    5 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 43
    212003, Mahilioŭ, vulica Čaliuskincaŭ 76a
    9 persons
  • Penal colony No. 4
    246035, Homieĺ, vulica Antoshkina 3
    8 persons
  • Penal colony No. 22
    225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20
    12 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 7
    225136, Pružany district, Kuplina
    4 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 17
    Homeil, vul. Barysenka, 13, building 2
    6 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 9
    210034, Vitebsk, street 3rd Chepinskaya, 39
    7 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 45
    225073, Brest region, Kamenetsky district, Sushki
    7 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 6
    225889, Brest region, Kobrin district, Lushchyky
    4 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 21
    247760, Mazyr, buĺvar Junasci, 24
    5 persons
  • Penal colony No. 11
    231900, Volkovysk, Rokossovsky str., 118
    1 person
  • Juvenile penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Hienierala Batava, 4
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 47
    213470, Mogilev region, Mstislavl, Kalinina str., 31
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 24
    230025, Grodno, Lidskaya str. 29 b
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 3
    225209, Beroza, Krasnoarmeyskaya str., 99
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 20
    247755, Homieĺ region, Mazyr district, Michalkoŭski sieĺsaviet, 70
    1 person
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