Yauhen Kurhanau

sales manager, served full term, released

Date of birth: 16 June 1988

Date of detention: 30 October 2020

Charges indicted:

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.

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