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
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1
Yauhen Babak is a former prosecutor detained on charges of "group actions grossly violating public order" (Article 342 of the Criminal Code).
He was initially detained on June 11, 2021 for "picketing by displaying a white-red-white flag on his balcony." On June 25, it became known that Babak had received been sentenced to another 15 days in prison. According to the ex-prosecutor's cellmates, he was convicted after the police received access to his smartphone. Babak was not released after 30 days of administrative detention.
Instead, he was called a suspect in a criminal case.