Date of birth: 8 November 1998
Date of detention: 15 October 2020
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Sentence: 3 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Date of release: 24 June 2023
Judge: Aliaksandr Volk
Prosecutor: Uladzimir Rabau
Prison: Penal colony No. 2
Mikita Afanasyeu is a member of a motorcycle club based in Minsk. He was accused of violence against a police officer (Art. 364 of the Criminal Code).
The incident took place on September 19, 2020, near the Europa shopping center, when unknown people detained one of the motorcyclists and the others started defending him. Afanasyeu was detained in late October as part of a criminal case. Two more people were also detained, Mikita Tratsiakevich and Andrei Ivaniushyn.
On February 26, 2021, Afanasyeu was sentenced by the Saviecki District Court of Minsk to three years in a general-security penal colony.