anarchist, sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom
Date of birth: 6 March
Date of detention: 24 September 2020
Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code - Participation in riots
Sentence: 3 years
Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")
Judge: Viktoryia Fiodarava
Prosecutor: Anastasiya Malika
Ivan Krasouski, an activist of an anarchist movement, was detained in the evening of September 24 as part of a criminal case under Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code, "participation in riots."
The teenager was detained for the first time on August 12. Security officers severely beat him and he had to seek medical assistance. Ivan was detained for the second time in late September as part of a criminal case under Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code. The charge was later reclassified to Part 1 of Art. 342, which carries a milder punishment.
On February 19, 2021, Judge Viktoryia Fiodarava of the Saviecki District court of Minsk sentenced Krasouski to three years of restricted freedom (so-called “khimiya”). The convict was released in the courtroom to await an appeal hearing. If he loses his appeal, he will again be regarded as a political prisoner.