Viachaslau Rahashchuk

taxi driver, sentenced to 6 years in prison

Date of birth: 22 December 1985

Date of detention: 10 August 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots

Sentence: 6 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Yauhen Brehan

Prison: Penal colony No. 22

Godparent: Mareike Wulf, member of the German Bundestag

Viachaslau Rahushchuk

Viachaslau Rahashchuk was detained in Pinsk. He was beaten for three days after arrest. Rahashchuk was charged with participation in "mass riots" (Part 2, Art. 293 of the Criminal Code).

Amnesty International: Tortured detainee denied medical care

Viachaslau Rahashchuk is a taxi driver from the Belarusian city of Pinsk who was arbitrarily detained in 10 August and remains behind bars. He is in need of urgent medical treatment due to injuries he sustained from being tortured while in detention.

 On April 30, 2021, Judge Yauhen Brehan of the Maskoŭski District Court of Brest sentenced the defendant to 6 years in a medium-security penal colony.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 22. 225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20

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