Hrodna citizen Alyaksandr Syachko was found guilty under Article 364 of the Criminal Code (“Violence or threat of violence against police officers”) and sentenced to three years’ imprisonment in an open cell, spring96.org reports.
On January 22, it was the judge of Maskouski district court of Minsk, Lidziya Tyalitsa, who passed the verdict.
Alyaksand’s stay in custody during the investigation from October 23, 2020 to January 22, 2021 was included in this sentence. After the verdict was pronounced, Alyaksandr was released from custody.
Syachko admitted that he wrote an SMS message to the commander of the unit of the Minsk Detention Center for Offenders on Akrestsina Street, Yauhen Urubleuski “Pray, motherfucker, you’ll soon die.”
“After watching the video of mass beatings and all these atrocities during the events of August, I was outraged and shocked. I wrote the text guided by the emotion,” Syachko told “Viasna” human rights center.
Yauhen Urubleusky is not a random policeman. The fact that he personally participated in torture (including the torture of women) was reported by those who got to Akrestsin jail in the first days after the election. In particular, political prisoner Volha Paulava spoke about it in detail in an interview with Belsat.
“I tried to say that they were violating my constitutional rights, in response to which Urubleuski came up and banged my head against the wall several times. “Who the fuck are you, a smart-ass, an A student? You don’t have any constitutional rights, bitch!” he yelled. And then he banged my head against the wall again,” she recalled.
On 22 October, according to Syachko, Minsk police came the man lives in Hrodna) and detained him.
Alyaksandr Syachko said that Urubleuski received about 1,300 messages — people’s reactions to the torture in Akrestsin jail on August 9-12, 2020.
The court also ordered Alyaksandr Syachko to pay compensation of moral damage in the amount of 1,000 Belarusian rubles to Urubleuski and to have his cell phone, used to write the text, confiscated.