Dzianis Chykaliou

sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 17 July 1986

Date of detention: 10 August 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 3 years

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

Judge: Alena Bushava

Dzianis Chykaliou was detained on August 10, 2020, in Minsk on suspicion of taking part in mass riots (Article 293 of the Criminal Code). Chykaliou was later officially charged under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (participation in actions grossly violating public order).

On March 22, 2021, Judge Alena Bushava of the Frunzienski District Court of Minsk sentenced Chykaliou to three years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary (so called “khimiya”). After seven months in custody, the convict was released in the courtroom to await an appeal hearing.

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