sales manager, sentenced to 2 years in prison
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
Judge: Aleh Kaliada
Prison: Penal colony No. 15
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.