Former political prisoner Artsiom Hrybkou perished in car accident

2013 2013-02-08T21:59:19+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The tragedy happened back on 13 December 2012. "He died in a car crash, but I don't want any publicity," said Artsiom Hrybkou's widow, Sviatlana to a journalist of Radio "Liberty".

Artsiom's aunt Liudmila confirmed the death of her nephew, but stated she didn't know any details. The relatives obeyed Artsiom's wish and buried him in his birthplace in the Karelichy district.

Artsiom Hrybkou was born on 6 January 1989 in Karelichy. He studied in the Minsk Light Industry College and in the art college in Mir.

In 2008 he finished the building college in Karelichy.

He didn't take party in any political parties or movements. At the moment of imprisonment he was working as a loader and operator of the hydraulic press.

Artsiom was detained on 19 December 2010 on Nezalezhnasts Square during the protests against the rigging of the presidential election and spent ten days in the pre-trial prison in Zhodzina.

Short after the release he was detained again and put in the pre-trial prison of KGB on charges in participation in a "mass riot".

On 26 May 2011 the judge of the Leninski District Court of Minsk Liudmila Hrachova sentenced Mr. Hrybkou to 4 years of imprisonment with simultaneous forced treatment against alcoholism. He was serving his term in the Babruisk colony #2. On 13 August 2011 he was released on a pardon decree signed by Aliaksandr Lukashenka.