Date of birth: 27 November 1998
Date of detention: 12 October 2021
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — 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: 21 January 2022
Ivan Nikanau is a student of BSUIR.
Nikanau was arrested on October 12, 2021 as part of a criminal case under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code, "group actions that grossly violate public order". Ivan is accused of participation in a protest on October 25, 2020.
Ivan Nikanau was sentenced to three years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary (“khimiya”), just as the prosecutor had requested. He was released in the courtroom until further notice on the conditions of his sentence.
At the end of June 2022, it became known that Ivan escaped from the penitentiary and left Belarus.