Siarhei Verashchahin

sentenced to 5 years in prison

Date of birth: 29 September 1989

Date of detention: 12 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

Prison: Penal colony No. 13

Siarhei Verashchahin was sentenced to 5 years in prison under Article 364 of the Criminal Code (violence against a police officer).

He was detained on August 12, 2020. He was severely beaten during the detention. At the hospital, among the diagnoses were closed traumatic brain injury, stroke, and multiple hematomas, including of the chest, neck, spine, and temporal areas.

Verashchahin was accused of allegedly shouting at police officers from the window of his apartment, including using obscene lamguage, while the officers were arresting protesters, and throwing bottles at them. Verashchahin pleaded not guilty.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 13. 211791, Hlubokaje, Saveckaja 205

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