Dzianis Hutsin

administrator of the Telegram channel "Drivers 97", sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison

Date of birth: 1 May 1990

Date of detention: 22 September 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: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Zhanna Khvainitskaya

Prison: Penal colony No. 2

Dzianis Hutsin is administrator of the Telegram channel "Drivers 97". He was detained on September 22, 2020 in Minsk after GUBAZIK officers came to search his apartment. He was not released after a 15-day term of detention under Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code. The man was charged under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them).

On June 4, 2021, Judge Zhanna Khvainitskaya of the Zavodski District Court of Minsk sentenced Hutsin to two years and six months in a general-security penal colony.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 2. 213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1

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