Siarhei Bekarevich

sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 25 October 1995

Date of detention: 10 March 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 9 August 2023

Judge: Mikalai Serhiayevich

Prosecutor: Siamion Fiadorchanka

Cases: Пратэсты Жлобін

Siarhei Bekarevich is a resident of Žlobin convicted under Art. 342 (active participation in group actions grossly violating public order) and under Art. 364 (violence against a police officer) of the Criminal Code.

Siarhei Bekarevich was accused of attending a protest on election night, August 9, 2020. He allegedly called on others not to obey the demands of the police and shouted slogans. He reportedly actively resisted police officers, threw rocks and bottles at them, and damaged their equipment.

On March 9, 2021, the Žlobin District Court sentenced Bekarevich to two and a half years in prison.

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