Siarhei Ratkevich

sentenced to 5 years in prison


Date of birth: 16 July 1966

Date of detention: 30 August 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies

Sentence: 5 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Maryna Zapasnik

Prison: Penal colony No. 17

Godparent: Astrid Carøe, Member of the Danish Parliament

Siarhei Ratkevich was detained on August 30, 2020 in Minsk during a weekly Sunday protest.

Ratkevich was charged under Art. 364 of the Criminal Code (violence or threat of violence against a police officer) for involvement in a clash with police officers who tried to arrest Aliaksei Charvinski.

On November 27, 2020, Judge Maryna Zapasnik of the Lieninski District Court of Minsk sentenced Ratkevich to 5 years in a general-security penal colony.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 17. 213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8

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