minor, sentenced to 5 years in juvenile prison
Date of birth: 12 May 2004
Date of detention: 11 August 2020
Part 1 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code - Organization of riots
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code - Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Art. 295 of the Criminal Code - Unlawful acts against firearms, ammunition and explosives
Sentence: 4 1/2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a juvenile penal colony
Judge: Dzmitry Dziaboi
Prosecutor: Yauhen Fartushniak
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 3
Mikita Zalatarou is a 16-year-old prisoner suffering from epilepsy. His father told reporters that Mikita was beaten at the police department and at the pre-trial detention center. The lawyer filed a complaint, but the authorities didrefused to investigate. Mikita told the court that he was beaten not only in August, but also on December 29 in the Homieĺ pre-trial detention center. The teenager also said in court that he was not allowed to take his medication while in the pre-trial detention center. "The warden said, "You're a political prisoner, you will die here",'" the minor said.
Zalatarou, along with Leanid Kavaliou and 25-year-old Dzmitry Karneyeu, was charged under three articles of the Criminal Code for his involvement in the events of August 10:
Art. 293 (organization of mass riots);
Art. 295-3 (illegal actions against objects whose effect is based on the use of combustible substances);
Art. 364 (violence or threat of violence against law enforcement officers).
Mikita Zalatarou refused to testify, using his right not to testify against himself.
On February 22, 2021, Judge Dzmitry Dziaboi of the Čyhunačny District Court of Homieĺ sentenced Zalatarou to five years in a juvenile penal colony.
On April 23, the Homieĺ Regional Court upheld the sentence.