sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom
Date of birth: 15 October 1985
Date of detention: 15 September 2020
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Sentence: 3 years
Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")
Prison sentence start date: 13 June 2021
Judge: Dzmitry Kedal
Prison: Open correctional facility No. 49
Illia Palaniankin was detained in Hrodna for taking part in a peaceful protest on September 6, 2020.
He was charged under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code, "group actions that grossly violate public order."
Later it became known that Palaniankin was also charged under Art. 364 of the Criminal Code (violence against a police officer).
On March 9, 2021, Illia Palaniankin was sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment in an open correctional facility ("khimiya"). The convict was released to await an appeal hearing.
On June 13, he was re-arrested and sent to serve his sentence at penitentiary No. 49.