Tsimur Hazizau

activist of Chestnye Lyudi initiaitve, sentenced to 2 years of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 17 July 1981

Date of detention: 16 June 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")

Judge: Siarhei Katser

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1

Tsimur Hazizau is an activist of an election observation initiative called "Chestnye Lyudi" ("Honest People").

Hazizau was detained on June 16, 2021 during the premiere show of the play "White Rabbit, Red Rabbit".

He was to be released on the evening of July 16. But it became known that Tsimur was transferred to the Valadarski pre-trial detention center, instead. Hazizau faced charges under Article 342 of the Criminal Code (organization or active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order).

On September 20, 2021, Hazizau was sentenced to 2 years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary. The convict was released to wait for an appeal hearing.

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