Ihar Vinakurau

sentenced to 1 1/2 years of home confinement, released

Date of birth: 26 May 2001

Date of detention: 3 March 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 under home confinement ("domashnyaya khimiya")

Judge: Yauhen Brehan

Ihar Vinakurau is a resident of Brest, a defendant in the "dancing protest trial" linked to the events of September 13, 2020, when dancing protesters were dispersed by a water cannon.

He was charged under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order).

On June 3, 2021, Judge Yauhen Brehan of the Maskoŭski District Court of Brest sentenced Vinakurau to 18 months of “home confinement”. The convict was released in the courtroom to await an appeal hearing.

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