Valeryi Patsiarukhin

sentenced to 2 1/2 years in high security penal colony

Date of birth: 6 July 1975

Date of detention: 10 September 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a maximum-security penal colony

Judge: Yauhen Yerafeyeu

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 8

Valeryi Patsiarukhin was convicted on November 23, 2021, for participating in the protest action in Žlobin on August 9, 2020, under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code ('Active participation in group actions grossly breaching public order'). He was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months of imprisonment in a maximum-security penal colony.

Patsiarukhin had previously been convicted several times. He was in custody until the trial.

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 8. 222163, Žodzina, vulica Savieckaja 22A

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