Anton Koshchanka

sentenced to 2 1/2 years

Date of birth: 25 March 1993

Date of detention: 9 November 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 26 January 2024

Judge: Valiantsina Novikava

Prosecutor: Siarhei Yarmolenka

Anton Koshchanka was sentenced to two years and six months in prison as part of a criminal case on group actions that grossly violate public order (Article 342 of the Criminal Code).

According to the indictment, he developed and posted for discussion in the Telegram channel “Mozyr 97%” a plan of the Palieski Way 2020 modeled on the Baltic Way in 1989. According to this plan, people were supposed to stand in a living chain from Mazyr to Kalinkavičy. But such an event never happened.

There are also many other episodes in the indictment, from which it seems that Anton Koshchanka organized all the protest activity in Mazyr.

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