Jauhien Asinski

Jauhien was born in 1979. He is an activist of the civil campaign European Belarus. He lives in Minsk.

Chronicle of repression

He was detained on 27 July 1999, after an opposition rally and accused of “malicious hooliganism” (Article 201 part 2 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus). He allegedly struck the police officer. During the investigation, this article was changed to two others – art. 186 part 3 – “active participation in group activities violating public order” and 189 part 2 – “the threat or violence against the police officer on duty.” He was detained for 38 days, then released, and forbade to leave the city.

On 18 January 2000 Judge Valery Komissarov disagreed with the qualification of the offense proposed by investigators. Court qualified Asinski’s offence as “resistance to police officer on duty” (Article 187 part 1). Jauhien was sentenced to two years of forced labour. In May 2011, along with other members of the European Belarus, he was repeatedly summoned for questioning in connection with the arson that occured in Minsk.

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