Uladzimir Katskel

sentenced to 5 years in prison

Date of birth: 28 December 1976

Date of detention: 27 October 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

Judge: Yuliya Blizniuk

Prosecutor: Valeryia Taratynka

Prison: Penal colony No. 3

Uladzimir Katskel is a resident of Minsk sentenced to five years in a penal colony under Art. 364 of the Criminal Code (violence against a police officer).

The events for which the man was convicted took place on October 11, 2020. During the dispersal of the "March of Honor" near the Puškinskaja metro station in Minsk, he and three other defendants, according to the investigation, prevented riot police from detaining a protester, started a fight with them, hit them several times on the heads and broke the glass in a police car.

Katskel pleaded not guilty.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 3. 211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba

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