Ihar Vinakurau

sentenced to 2 1/2 years


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
Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code — Hooliganism committed by a group of persons

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

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

Prison sentence start date: 14 December 2021

Judge: Yauhen Brehan

Prison: Open correctional facility No. 17

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.

Ihar Vinakurau was additionally convicted under part 2 of Article 339 of the Criminal Code (Malicious hooliganism) together with the defendants in the “sixth batch” of the “dancing protest case.” Under the aforementioned article and on preliminary charges, Ihar was sentenced to a total of 2.5 years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary.

He started serving his sentence on December 14, 2021.

Mail address: Open correctional facility No. 17. 246020, Homiel, vul. Barysenka, 13, building 2

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