Hlieb Nikanovich

sentenced to 1 1/2 years

Date of birth: 22 April 1997

Date of detention: 11 December 2021

Charges indicted:

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

Sentence: 1 1/2 years

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

Prison sentence start date: 11 December 2021

Judge: Dzmitryi Kurouski

Prosecutor: Aliaksandr Batsiushka, Mikhail Yushchuk

Prison: Open correctional facility No. 24

Hlieb Nikanovich is a defendant in the so-called "dancing protest" case. On September 13, 2020, protesters took to the streets of Brest city. The traffic was obstructed. People were singing songs and playing dances when the water cannon arrived. After that protesters were arrested.

On August 30, 2021 judge Dzmitry Kurouski sentenced Hlieb Nikanovich under Part 1 Article 342 of the Criminal Code to 18 months in an open penitentiary.

On December 11, 2021, Hlieb started serving his sentence.

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. 24. 230025, Grodno, Lidskaya str. 29 b

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