sentenced to 4 years in prison
Date of birth: 29 April 1999
Date of detention: 4 June 2021
Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots
Sentence: 4 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Aliaksandr Semianchuk
Prosecutor: Fiodar Liashok, Andrei Manko
Prison: Penal colony No. 1
Ruslan Volkau became a defendant in the Brest mass riot case on 10 August, brought under part 2 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code.
He was detained on 10 August and then sentenced to 7 days of arrest. During his arrest, he was severely beaten and taken to hospital.
During the investigation of the case, Volkau left the country and stayed in Russia, while in Belarus he was put on the wanted list. He was detained on the evening of 4 June 2021 in Iŭje district while trying to cross the Belarusian-Lithuanian border to get to the European Union.
He was transferred to Brest pre-trial detention facility pending trial.
On November 8, the Lieninski District Court of Brest sentenced the political prisoner to 4 years in a medium-security penal colony on charges under Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code.