entrepreneur, sentenced to 4 years in prison
Date of birth: 16 January 1991
Date of detention: 18 August 2020
Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code - Participation in riots
Sentence: 4 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Vera Filonik
Prison: Penal colony No. 17
Siarhei Salokha is an entrepreneur and farmer based in Drahičyn district.
Salokha was accused of participating in the riots in Brest on August 10, 2020 (Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code). He was detained on August 21 and soon transferred to pre-trial detention center No. 7 in Brest.
According to the investigation, on August 10, during an unauthorized mass event in the center of Brest, he and other protesters “grossly violated public order and committed pogroms. After that, they used violence, beating police officers with their hands and feet and various objects. Boards, sticks, street rubbish bins, fragments of benches, paving slabs and asphalt, bottles, stones, metal bolts, paint containers, pyrotechnic products were used for this purpose. The accused then deliberately destroyed and damaged vehicles and other property belonging to the police, individuals and legal entities."
The trial started on February 15, 2021. The prosecutor requested 4 years in a penal colony for Siarhei Salokha.
On March 10, Judge Vera Filonik of the Maskoŭski District Court of Brest sentenced Salokha to 4 years in a medium-security penal colony.