Yauhen Tsikhanovich

sentenced to 1 year of imprisonment


Date of birth: 30 March 1981

Date of detention: 17 May 2023

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code β€” Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 1 year

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Aliaksandr Rudenka

Yauhen Tsikhanovich was convicted under Article 342 of the Criminal Code ('Active participation in group actions grossly disrupting public order') for participating in the 2020 protests and was serving his freedom restriction sentence in an open-type penal facility.

However, on May 17, 2023, the punishment level was changed—he is now to serve 12 months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.

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