Date of birth: 20 Oct 1995
Date of detention: 22 Oct 2020
art. 218 of the Criminal Code - Intentional destruction or damage to property committed in a generally dangerous manner or causing damage on a large scale
Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code - Hooliganism committed by a group of persons
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 (so called "khimiya"). The convict was released in the courtroom pending an appeal hearing.