Anton Shnip

musician, served full term, released

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 1 November 1990

Date of detention: 2 August 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: 1 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 11 October 2022

Judge: Anastasiya Achalava

Godparent: Julian Pahlke

Anton Shnip is a musician playing stringed and percussion instruments.

He was detained on August 2, 2021 at a summer house near Minsk during the birthday party of IRDORATH vocalist Nadzeya Kalach. Some people were convicted over the next two days in administrative cases of police disobedience, while others, including Anton, were detained on criminal charges under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization or active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order).

Anton Shnip was remanded in a pre-trial detention center as a suspect.

On December 28, 2021, Anton was sentenced to 18 months in a general-security penal colony.

Anton Shnip served his sentence in full and was released on October 11, 2022.


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