former police officer, sentenced to 2 years in prison
Date of birth: 20 May 1990
Date of detention: 11 June 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: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Dzmitryi Karsiuk
Prosecutor: Artsiom Tsviatkou
Prison: Penal colony No. 3
Yahor Viarshynin is a former police investigator charged under Part 1 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code, "organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them."
He was arrested on June 11, 2021 and placed in custody in a pre-trial detention center.
On October 8, 2021, the Centraĺny District Court of Minsk sentenced Viarshynin to two years in a general-security penal colony, finding him guilty under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (“actions that grossly violate public order”).
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