Yan Falkin

sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison

Date of birth: 26 June 1996

Date of detention: 30 September 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 1 of Article 13 and Article 293 of the Criminal Code — Preparation for mass riots

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Viktoryia Shabunia

Prosecutor: Artsiom Tsviatkou

Godparent: Hildegard Bentele, member of the European Parliament

Yan Falkin was detained on September 30, 2020. His apartment was searched, during which a laptop, a mobile phone and a walkie-talkie were confiscated.

Yan was charged under Part 2 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code (participation in riots).

On July 19, 2021, Judge Viktoryia Shabunia of the Centraĺny District Court of Minsk sentenced Falkin to 3 1/2 years in a medium-security penal colony.

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