Siarhei Rymsha

sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison

Date of birth: 1 July 1988

Date of detention: 21 January 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: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a high security prison

Judge: Yury Kazakevich

Prosecutor: Mikita Myslivets

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 8

Siarhei Rymsha is a resident of Hrodna.

Rymsha was detained during a protest on August 9. According to the case file, he threw a stone at a police minibus. During the detention, he was beaten. Rymsha denied the fact that it was he who threw the stone into the van.

The trial lasted more than two months. On January 21, 2021, the Lieninski District Court of Hrodna sentenced Siarhei Rymsha to three and a half years in a general-security penal colony.

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

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