Uladzislau Yeustsiahneyeu

disinfection specialist, sentenced to 3 years in prison, released after serving full sentence

Date of birth: 20 September 1995

Date of detention: 29 September 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 363 of the Criminal Code — Resistance to a police officer or other person guarding public order

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 9 July 2023

Judge: Viktoryia Paliashchuk

Prosecutor: Siarhei Habrukovich

Uladzislau Yeustsihneyeu

Uladzislau Yeustsihneyeu is from Maladziečna, Minsk region. Before the trial, he worked as a disinfectant in the Central District Hospital in Maladziečna.

He was accused of resisting the riot police with violence during the detention of peaceful protesters at a rally in Maladziečna on June 19, 2020. On that day, the police arbitrarily used disproportionate violence to detain one of the protesters, claiming that he was actively involved in the unauthorized event. Uladzislau Yeustsihneyeu was next to several dozen townspeople who tried not to let the police detain the participants of the peaceful assembly.

Criminal proceedings were initiated against Yeustsihneyeu under Part 2 of Article 363 of the Criminal Code ('Resisting a police officer'). He was released on bail before the trial. Pavel Piaskou was involved in the case along with Uladzislau Yeustsihneyeu.

On September 29, the Maladziečna District Court sentenced Uladzislau Yeustsihneyeu to 3 years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony. Pavel Piaskov was sentenced to 3 years and 3 months of imprisonment.

On November 20, the Minsk City Court upheld the sentence having dismissed the appeals filed by the political prisoners and the prosecutor Siarhei Habrukovich.

On July 9, 2023, the political prisoner was released from penal colony #1 in Navapolack, having served his full sentence.

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