sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom
Date of birth: 16 July 1999
Date of detention: 21 March 2021
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code - Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Sentence: 3 years
Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")
Judge: Viktoryia Shabunia
Prosecutor: Artsiom Tsviatkou
Prison: Open correctional facility No. 7
Uladzislau Ustsin is a resident of Minsk sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom ("khimiya") on charges of using violence against a police officer.
Ustsin faced criminal charges for his role in the events of July 14 in Minsk, when thousands people took to the streets to protest the CEC's decision to deny registration to two key alternative candidates in the August 9 presidential election.
Ustsin was detained for the first time on July 14. That evening the young man was returning home after a job interview. He was grabbed, thrown into a police bus and beaten there. He was released in the morning without a charge, but was detained again on July 16.
He was then named a suspect under Article 342 (organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them) and Article 364 of the Criminal Code (violence against a police officer). Later the charge under Art. 342 was dropped. Two months after his detention, the man was remanded in pre-trial detention center No. 1.
On November 25, 2020, Uladzislau Ustsin was sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom ("khimiya") in an open correctional facility. On March 21, 2021, he was sent to serve his sentence in colony No. 7 in the Pružany district.