sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom
Date of detention: 11 March 2021
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Sentence: 3 years
Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")
Judge: Yuliya Blizniuk
Prosecutor: Alina Kasiyanchyk
Prison: Open correctional facility No. 24
Illia Hahiyeu was convicted by the Frunzienski District Court of Minsk under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code.
The charge stems from his involvement in a post-eleciton protest of August 10, 2020.
According to the prosecution, Hahiyeu shouted slogans, applauded loudly, and moved along the street, thus blocking traffic.
The convict was released in the courtroom to wait for an appeal hearing, but eventually re-arrested and sent to serve his sentence.