administrator of the Telegram channel "Army Together With the People", sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison
Date of birth: 16 June 1982
Date of detention: 2 October 2020
Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code - Participation in riots
Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal code - Training or other preparation of persons for participation in mass riots, or financing of this activity
Sentence: 5 1/2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Siarhei Yepikhau
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 6
Siarhei Yarashevich is an administrator of the Telegram channel "Army Together with the People", husband of political prisoner Antanina Kanavalava.
He was detained on October 2, 2020, as part of a criminal case of group actions grossly violating public order (Article 342 of the Criminal Code).
The charges stemmed from the activist's role in running the Telegram channel “Army Together With the People”.
On May 7, 2021, Judge Siarhei Yepikhau of the Minsk Regional Court found the activist guilty of preparing to take part in mass riots and of preparing riots and sentenced him to five and a half years in a medium-security penal colony.