resident of Navahrudak
Date of detention: 18 Aug 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
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 6
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 is 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.