Updated at 14:13,22-06-2018

Case of bully beating gay man after party to be reviewed by court


Prosecutor insisted that the sentence be increased to seven years in prison.

Case of beating of Mikhail Pishcheuki will be reviewed by the Central district court of Minsk. This decision was made by the panel of judges of the Minsk city court, which on December 9 considered an appeal of the victim's mother. This is what human rights activist Tatsiana Ravyaka told BelaPAN .

Verdict for Lukashevich, who was convicted for beating Pishcheuki, was canceled. The prosecutor requested that judicial board should increase the sentence for Lukashevich to seven years. But Pishcheuki's mother and lawyer asked to review the case. The panel has agreed with the arguments of the aggrieved party and sent the case for retrial.

On 25 May Mikhail Pishcheuki was severely beaten at the exit of the Minsk club, after a gay party. The attackers fled and watched from the next door house arch the arrival of the ambulance and the police. One of the witnesses saw the boys there. He restrained Lukashevich and handed him to the police.

Doctors diagnosed a fractured skull and bleeding in Pishcheuki's brain, about 20% of the brain had to be removed. The victim was in a coma for about a month.

On October 16, the Central district court of Minsk sentenced Lukashevich to two years and eight months in the penal colony. In addition, he is obliged to compensate moral damages in the amount of 100 million rubles.