Illia Tolkach

Date of birth: 1 January 1991

Date of detention: 21 October 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code β€” 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")

Prison sentence start date: 3 July 2021

Date of release: 2 November 2023

Judge: Volha Malashanka

Prosecutor: Fiodar Sinitski

Illia Tolkach is a resident of Minsk convicted under Article 342 of the Criminal Code (group actions that grossly violate public order).

According to the indictment, on the night of August 9-10, Illia Tolkach was on the roadway and actively participated in group actions with other protesters, grossly violating public order and coupled with a clear disobedience to the legitimate demands of the police, which resulted in the disruption of transport. The defendant is also accused of publicly shouting slogans, clapping his hands loudly and disobeying the demands to stop such actions. The defendant pleaded guilty in part - he admitted being in the designated place, but he did not admit that his actions caused the stoppage of public transport.

He was sentenced to three years of restricted freedom in an open-type correctional facility.

Since July 3, he has been serving his sentence in open-type correctional facility No. 7.

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