sales manager, served full term, released
Date of birth: 16 June 1988
Date of detention: 30 October 2020
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Sentence: 2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Date of release: 18 June 2022
Judge: Aleh Kaliada
Prosecutor: Krystsina Kachanava
Godparent: Karen Melchior, member of the European Parliament
Yauhen Kurhanau was detained as part of a case of "mass riots" (Article 293 of the Criminal Code). His apartment was searched. Yauhen was then charged with participating in riots (Part 2) over a protest in August 2020. The charge was later requalified under Art. 342.
On March 23, 2021, the Zavodski District Court of Minsk sentenced Kurhanau to two years in a general-security penal colony, despite the defendant's disability.
Yauhen served his sentence and was released on June 18, 2022.