sentenced to 1 1/2 years of restricted freedom
Date of birth: 9 June 1986
Date of detention: 13 August 2021
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Sentence: 1 1/2 years
Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")
Prison sentence start date: 15 September 2021
Judge: Yauhen Brehan
Prison: Open correctional facility No. 46
Andrei Aniskevich is a defendant in the Brest trial of the "dancing protesters" opened after the events of September 13, 2020 (when several hundred peaceful protesters were dispersed by a water cannon).
Aniskevich was charged under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order).
He was eventually sentenced to 18 months of restricted freedom and sent to an open correctional facility ("khimiya"). Aniskevich was arrested while trying to leave Belarus. After 15 days of administrative imprisonment, he was placed in a pre-trial detention center to be later sent to serve his "khimiya" sentence.