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Disbarred Andrei Mochalov is sentenced to two years’ restricted freedom

On June 16, the Leninsky district court of Minsk delivered its judgment in the criminal case against the disbarred attorney Andrei Mochalov. Judge Tatsiana Shotik found him guilty under part 1 of Article 380 of the Criminal Code — it is claimed that the lawyer had forged a warrant for participation in the criminal trial, although he allegedly knew that by that time he had been expelled from the Minsk Regional Bar Association. The former lawyer was sentenced, under the prosecutor’s request, to two years of restriction of freedom under home confinement ("domashnyaya khimiya").

Mochalov's defender Vitaly Braginets has been under arrest since May 25, so he did not manage to get to any of his client's trials.