Yaraslau Heben

sentenced to 2 1/2 years

Date of birth: 1 September 1985

Date of detention: 29 November 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 370 of the Criminal Code — Desecration of state symbols

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Yaraslau Heben was detained in Lida under Art. 370 of the Criminal Code (Desecration of state symbols) for desecrating the state flag. 

According to the indictment, in August 2021, he together with Mikita Muryn tore down the state flag from one of the stores and were taking pictures and shooting video representing it in an indecent way. Yaraslau Heben was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in a general-security penal colony.

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