Ihar Samusenka

served full term, released

Date of birth: 20 October 1995

Date of detention: 22 October 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code β€” Hooliganism committed by a group of persons

Sentence: 1 1/2 years

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

Prison sentence start date: 14 April 2021

Date of release: 8 July 2022

Judge: Yuliya Krepskaya

Prosecutor: Alina Kasiyanchyk

Ihar Samusenka

Ihar Samusenka was detained on October 22 for painting on October 9 the phrase "We Will Not Forget" on the pavement near the memorial to Aliaksandr Taraikouski, a protester reportedly killed by law enforcement officers.

Ihar was charged under Part 2 of Art. 339 (hooliganism) and Part 2 of Art. 218 of the Criminal Code (intentional destruction or damage to property committed in a socially dangerous manner and causing damage on a large scale).

On December 8, the Frunzienski District Court of Minsk sentenced Samusenka to 1 1/2 years' imprisonment in an open-type penal colony. The convict was released in the courtroom pending an appeal hearing.

On April 14, Ihar Samusenka was sent to serve his sentence in open correctional institution No. 21 in Mazyr.

The political prisoner served his sentence in full and was released on July 8, 2022.

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