Daniil Dzitkouski

Date of birth: 22 January 2002

Date of detention: 11 December 2021

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code — Hooliganism committed by a group of persons

Sentence: 2 years

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

Judge: Dzmitry Kurouski

Prison: Open correctional facility No. 43

Daniil Dzitkouski 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 Daniil to two years of "khimiya" under Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code ("Hooliganism") for damaging two CCTV cameras and spraying cynical graffiti messages.

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. 43. 212003, Mahilioŭ, vulica Čaliuskincaŭ 76a

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