Artsiom Laski

sentenced to 2 years

Date of birth: 15 February 1982

Date of detention: 11 December 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 years

Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")

Prison sentence start date: 11 December 2021

Judge: Dzmitryi Kurouski

Prosecutor: Aliaksandr Batsiushka, Mikhail Yushchuk

Prison: Open correctional facility No. 21

Artsiom Laski was charged in the frames of the "dancing protest" case. On September 13, 2020 demonstrators gathered in the central intersection of Brest, they sang songs and danced in circles  until a water cannon arrived and security forces began to detain the protesters.

On August 30, 2021, judge Dzmitry Kurouski sentenced Artsiom to two years of "khimiya" under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code.

On December 11, 2021, he began to serve his term in the open penitentiary No. 21.

More political prisoners convicted in Brest

The Lieninski District Court of Brest announced its verdict in another trial involving participants in a September 2020 demonstration dubbed as a “dancing protest” by domestic media, sentencing fourteen more defendants, including three political prisoners, to various terms of restricted freedom (imprisonment in open penitentiaries).


Mail address: Open correctional facility No. 21. 247783, Mazyr, buĺvar Junactva, 24

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