Mikita Kochur

engineer, sentenced to 4 years in prison

Date of detention: 20 Nov 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 363 of the Criminal Code - Resistance to a police officer or other person guarding public order

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1

Mikita Kochur is a 23-year-old engineer from Minsk convicted under Part 2 of Art. 363 of the Criminal Code (violent resistance to a police officer).

On the evening of August 11, 2020, Mikita Kochur was approached by traffic policemen who asked for his ID. Kochur, in turn, asked the officers to give their names and show their IDs. In response, Kochur, was pulled off his motorcycle, knocked to the ground, beaten with truncheons and then taken to the police department.

Later, he faced criminal charges under Part 2 of Art. 363 of the Criminal Code (resistance to police officers in execution, combined with the use of violence). On November 20, he was taken into custody. The alleged victims of the criminal case were head of the Saviecki district police department Siarhei Kalinnik, senior traffic police inspector Yauhen Kryvarot, and police officers Neviarovich and Nadziozhny.

According to the indictment, at the request of police officers, Kochur refused to present documents and submit a vehicle (a Honda motorcycle) for inspection, and also refused to go to the Saviecki District Department of Internal Affairs for identification. Instead, he resisted police officers, pushing and punching and tearing one of their shirts. Colonel Siarhei Kalinnik was allegedly knocked down by Kochur and injured his elbow. However, none of the other victims saw Kochur hit Kalinnik. Mikita Kochur pleaded not guilty to the crime.

On March 19, 2021, Kochur was sentenced to 4 years in a general-security penal colony by the Zavodski District Court of Minsk.

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
    128 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 7
    224030, Brest, vulica Savieckich pamiežnikaŭ 37
    8 017 218-79-01
    52 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 8
    222163, Žodzina, vulica Savieckaja 22A
    31 person
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 6
    225413, Baranavičy, vulica Bresckaja 258B
    19 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center of KGB
    220050, Minsk, Main Post Office, subscriber box 8
    3 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 3
    246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A
    28 persons
  • Prison No. 1
    230023, Hrodna, vulica Kirava 1
    12 persons
  • Prison No. 4
    212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A
    9 persons
  • Penal colony No. 17
    213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8
    7 persons
  • Penal colony No. 9
    213410, Horki, vulica Dabraliubava 16
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 2
    213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1
    4 persons
  • Pre-trial detention center No. 2
    210026, Viciebsk, vulica Haharyna 2
    5 persons
  • Penal colony No. 1
    211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8
    4 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 49
    213010, Škloŭ, vulica Maladziožnaja 2B
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 3
    211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba
    4 persons
  • Penal colony No. 15
    213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183
    6 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 39
    222002, Krupki district, Krupki-2
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 26
    231724, Hrodna district, village Hinovičy, 1
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 46
    213188, Kruhlaje, vulica Savieckaja, 96
    1 person
  • House arrest
    3 persons
  • Temporary detention center
    220089, Minsk, 1-y zavulak Akrescina 36
    1 person
  • Penal colony No. 13
    211791, Hlubokaje, Saveckaja 205
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 29
    230415, Vaŭkavysk, vulica Rakasouskaha 118
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 48
    213765, Asipovičy, vulica Sumchanki 38
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 43
    212003, Mahilioŭ, vulica Čaliuskincaŭ 76a
    3 persons
  • Penal colony No. 4
    246035, Gomel, vulica Антошкина 3
    2 persons
  • Penal colony No. 22
    225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20
    4 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 7
    225136, Pružany district, Kuplina
    2 persons
  • Center for Isolation
    247350, Buda-Kašaliova, vulica Pijanierskaja 2, temporary detention facility
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 17
    Homeil, vul. Barysenka, 13, building 2
    3 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 9
    210034, Vitebsk, street 3rd Chepinskaya, 39
    2 persons
  • Open correctional facility No. 45
    225073, Brest region, Kamenetsky district, Sushki
    1 person
  • Open correctional facility No. 6
    225889, Brest region, Kobrin district, Lushchyky
    1 person
  • Scientific And Practical Center For Mental Health
    220053, Minsk, Daŭhinaŭski trakt 152
    1 person
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