Dzmitryi Karakin

musician, remanded in custody on criminal charges

Date of birth: 11 December 1985

Date of detention: 13 October 2022

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: restricted freedom under home confinement ("domashnyaya khimiya")

Judge: Volha Yemelyanchanka

Dzmitryi Karakin is a musician, a member of the Litesound rock group that represented Belarus at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.

Dzmitryi Karakin and his brother Uladzimir Karakin were detained on October 13, 2022. Later, the brothers were placed in a pre-trial detention center on charges of participation in the post-election protests (Article 342 of the Criminal Code).

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