Illia Yahorau

sentenced to 1 1/2 years of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 2 October 2001

Date of detention: 24 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: 1 1/2 years

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

Judge: Dzmitry Kurouski

Prosecutor: Aliaksandr Batsiushka, Mikhail Yushchuk

Illia Yahorau is a defendant in the Brest trial of the "dancing protest" initiated after the events of September 13, 2020, when protesters danced on the road in central Brest and 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 August 30, 2021, the Lieninski District Court of Brest sentenced Yahorau to 18 months of “khimiya” imprisonment, after spending five months in pre-trial detention.

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