Viktar Prusau

sentenced to 3 years in jail

Date of birth: 26 January 1975

Date of detention: 17 June 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a maximum-security penal colony

Judge: Alesia Osipava

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 3

Viktar Prusau was sentenced on September 17, 2021 in a closed session to three years in a penal colony under Art. 364 of the Criminal Code for using violence against a police officer.

He was detained for the first time on September 27, 2020 during a protest in Homiel. While in the detention center, he was told that he was facing charges of resisting police officers (Article 363 of the Criminal Code). The case was then closed, but the prosecutor's office returned it for further investigation, during which the incident was reclassified under Art. 364 of the Criminal Code. Victor was taken into custody again on June 17, 2021.

On September 17, 2021, Viktar was sentenced to three years in a penal colony under Art. 364 of the Criminal Code for using violence against a police officer.

On April 25, 2022, Judge of Centraĺny district court of Homieĺ Alesia Osipava found Viktar Prusau guilty under Part 1 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code (Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them) and sentenced him to 18 months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony. By combining the sentences, the final term was three and a half years of imprisonment in a maximum-security penal colony.

 

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 3. 246003, Homieĺ, vulica Knižnaja 1A

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