volunteer of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya's nomination group
Date of detention: 6 Jun 2020
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Andrei Novikau is a citizen of the Russian Federation, a volunteer of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya's nomination group.
He was detained on June 6 in the village of Prusy, Pastavy district, Viciebsk region, for participating in the May 29 picket in Hrodna. He was first charged under Art. 23.34 of the Administrative Code (illegal protesting), and then it became known that he was taken to the Minsk detention center, and then to pre-trial prison No. 1. On June 12, Novikau faced charges under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order).
*On November 26, Novikau was released from pre-trial detention and deported to Russia