sentenced to 2 years of restricted freedom
Date of birth: 27 July 1996
Date of detention: 13 August 2021
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Sentence: 2 years
Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")
Judge: Yauhen Brehan
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 7
Illia Palkhouski is a defendant in the Brest trial of the "dancing protesters" opened after the events of September 13, 2020 (when several hundred peaceful protesters were dispersed by a water cannon).
Palkhouski was charged under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order).
He was eventually sentenced to 2 years of restricted freedom and sent to an open correctional facility ("khimiya"). Palkhouski was arrested while trying to leave Belarus. After 15 days of administrative imprisonment, he was placed in a pre-trial detention center to be later sent to serve his "khimiya" sentence.