Siarhei Yarashevich

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

Charges indicted:

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: Penal colony No. 11

Godparent: Sean Sherlock, member of the Irish Parliament

On the list of “terrorists” (money transfers are prohibited)

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.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 11. 231900, Volkovysk, Rokossovsky str., 118

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