sentenced to 2 years and 8 months in prison, later sentence increased by 2 months
Date of birth: 22 December 1998
Date of detention: 22 March 2021
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 370 of the Criminal Code — Desecration of state symbols
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies
Sentence: 2 years and 8 months
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Mikalai Serhiayevich
Prosecutor: Andrei Anoshka
Prison: Penal colony No. 1
Illia Patrushau is a protester convicted under Article 342 (active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order) and Article 364 of the Criminal Code (violence against a police officer). The charges stem from his involvement in the election night demonstration held in Žlobin on August 9, 2020.
On March 22, 2021, the Žlobin District Court sentenced Patrushau to two and a half years in a general-security penal colony.
On October 21, 2021, the Žlobin District Court sentenced Patrushau to 1 year of restricted freedom on charges of "insluting the state flag" (Art. 370 of the Criminal Code). The new verdict added two months to the initial term of imprisonment.