sentenced to 2 years
Date of birth: 15 February 1982
Date of detention: 11 December 2021
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).