sentenced to 7 years in prison
Date of birth: 26 May 1973
Date of detention: 18 August 2020
Part 1 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Organization of riots
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus
Sentence: 7 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Vasil Aliakhnovich
Prison: Penal colony No. 17
Uladzimir Harokh was detained for involvement in a protest in the town of Kareličy.
Harokh was charged under Art. 293 of the Criminal Code, "mass riots".
Harokh was accused of allegedly deliberately preparing for the riots in Navahrudak and some other settlements and attempting to gather a large number of people for this purpose. For this, according to the prosecution, he planned and held meetings with people in Navahrudak and Kareličy. According to the official version, Harokh said during the meetings that on August 10 he was planning to set fire to buildings, resist the authorities and block the roads with cut down trees.
On December 29, 2020, the Navahrudak District Court sentenced Uladzimir Harokh to 7 years in a medium-security penal colony.