Siarhei Patsukevich

sentenced to 6 years in prison

Date of birth: 27 April 1990

Date of detention: 17 November 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code - Participation in riots

Sentence: 6 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Volha Malashenka

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 8

Siarhei Patsukevich is a resident of Minsk, a defendant in a criminal case of mass riots (Part 2, Article 293 of the Criminal Code) opened after the post-election protests of August 2020.

He was accused of "throwing at least one stone towards a vehcile of the Ministry of Internal Affairs". He also allegedly was in the place where barricades were being built, blocked traffic, and shouted slogans. Among the evidence are telephone conversations, during which Patsukevich told what he saw and where he was on August 9-10, and videos from the scene.

The accused did not fully admit his guilt. Judge Volha Malashenka sentenced him to six years of in a medium-security penal colony.

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 8. 222163, Žodzina, vulica Savieckaja 22A

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