Illia Smolski

sentenced to 1 year of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 7 August 1998

Date of detention: 16 September 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 370 of the Criminal Code - Desecration of state symbols

Sentence: 1 year

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

Judge: Andrei Hrushko

Prison: Open correctional facility No. 26

Illia Smolski was accused of insulting the state flag (Article 370 of the Criminal Code).

On November 6, Judge Hrushko of the Lieninski District Court of Brest found Smolski guilty and sentenced him to one year of restricted freedom (so-called “khimiya”).

The investigation argued that at about midnight on September 16 someone approached the building of the choreographic school in Brest and, jumping up, pulled the state flag, so that the handle broke and the flag fell to the ground. Then the man left.

Defendant Smolski pleaded guilty in full.

The convict has been sent to serve the sentence in an open penal facility.

Mail address: Open correctional facility No. 26. 231724, Hrodna district, village Hinovičy, 1

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