Yauhen Tsitou


Date of birth: 4 August 1993

Date of detention: 21 January 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 370 of the Criminal Code β€” Desecration of state symbols

Sentence: 1 year

Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")

Prison sentence start date: 21 January 2021

Date of release: 12 January 2022

Yauhen Tsitou was sentenced to 1 year of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary by the Zhlobin District Court.

He was found guilty under Art. 370 of the Criminal Code (insulting the state symbols) for removing the state flag from a government building.

Yauhen served his sentence in full and was released on January 12, 2022.

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