Aviation Academy student, sentenced to 4 years of restricted freedom
Date of birth: 2 March 2000
Date of detention: 21 May 2021
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 363 of the Criminal Code - Resistance to a police officer or other person guarding public order
Sentence: 4 years
Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")
Judge: Tatsiana Pirozhnikava
Prison: Open correctional facility No. 6
Uladzimir Khamichkou is a student of the Aviation Academy. He was charged under two articles of the Criminal Code: Part 1 of Art. 342 (organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in themo) and Part 2 of Art. 363 (resistance to a police officer or other person guarding public order associated with the use of violence or the threat of its use).
Khamichkou's case concerns the events of July 14, 2020, when the CEC refused to register alternative presidential candidates Viktar Babaryka and Valery Tsapkala. Thousands demonstrated against the decision in Minsk and other cities.
In Minsk, the protest resulted in clashes with riot police.
According to the indictment, Uladzimir Khamichkou was detained for taking part in an unauthorized protest on the steps of a KFC restaurant in central Minsk. He then became a defendant in a criminal case.
On January 20, 2021, the Maskoŭski District Court of Minsk sentenced Uladzimir Khamichkou to four years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary.
On May 21, he began serving his sentence in penitentiary No. 6.