Daniil Chaunakou

sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 31 October 2001

Date of detention: 17 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
Art. 361 of the Criminal Code — Calls for actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of the Republic of Belarus
Art. 361-1 of the Criminal Code — Creation of an extremist formation, or participation in it

Sentence: 5 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Natallia Buhuk

Prison: Prison No. 4

Godparent: Ottmar von Holtz

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Daniil Cheunakou

Daniil Chaunakou was arrested on November 17, 2021, in a criminal case for group actions grossly violating the public order (Article 342 of the Criminal Code).

He was charged and transferred to pre-trial detention center.

On 13 October 2022, Judge Natallia Buhuk of the Minsk Municipal Court passed a verdict. She found Zhernak guilty under three articles of the Criminal Code:

  • ‘calls for restrictive measures (sanctions) and other actions aimed at causing harm to national security’ (Part 3 of Article 361)
  • ‘participation in actions that grossly violate the public order’ (Part 1 of Article 342)
  • ‘creation of an extremist formation or participation in it’ (Part 1 of Article 361-1)

Zhernak was sentenced to five years of imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony.

Mail address: Prison No. 4. 212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A

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