My story took place on August 12, 2020 in the city of Grodno. I was at a rally after work. A traffic police car stopped not far from me on the roadway, two officers got out and approached me. Without introducing themselves or showing me anything, they asked me to go with them. I did so. But as I got into the car I heard one of the officers say over the radio: “He's in custody”.
During the criminal case against me I learned that they had information that I might be the organizer of an “unauthorized mass event. Knowing what happens in prisons and TDFs, I had no desire to go with them. They caught up with me. They started hitting me, and I started to defend myself. I threw one officer down and hit the other in the face and ran away. While there was adrenaline in my blood I did not even feel that my nose was broken.
After a month and a half they found me and put me in a TDF. At the moment I was sentenced to 3 years of chemistry. I work at a collective farm for a penny. My wife also gets minimal wages.
We need your help.
How much is needed?
2200 € — With this money, my wife and I will be able to pay for our children's housing, day-care centers, clothing and food.