Ihar Liashkevich

sentenced to 3 years under home confinement

Date of birth: 8 November 1984

Date of detention: 1 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: 3 years

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

Judge: Liudmila Rubasheuskaya

Prosecutor: Alena Sharko

Ihar Liashkevich is a defendant in the so-called "dancing protest case" concerning the protest action on September 13, 2020 in Brest. On that day, demonstrators stopped in the central intersection of the city, sang songs and danced in circles until a water cannon arrived and the security forces began detaining the protesters.

Ihar was detained on December 1, 2021 and placed in a pre-trial detention center. He was charged under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (Group actions grossly violating public order).

On May 4, 2022, Judge Liudmila Rubasheuskaya found Ihar guilty and sentenced him to 3 years of restricted freedom under home confinement.

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