Yury Savitski

member of Viktar Babaryka's nomination group, sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom

Date of detention: 10 August 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: 3 years

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

Prison sentence start date: 3 June 2021

Date of release: 14 July 2023

Judge: Aliaksandr Rudenka

Godparent: Andreas Schieder, member of the European Parliament

Yury Savitski is a member of Viktar Babaryka's nomination group.

He was charged under Part 1 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code, "participation in riots", over his involvement in a post-election protest in Minsk on August 9, 2020. The charge was later reclassified under Art. 342, “organization or active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order.”

On January 21, 2021, the Kastryčnicki District Court of Minsk sentenced Yury Savitski to 3 years of restricted freedom in an open-type penal facility (so-called “khimiya”). The convict was released in the courtroom to await appeal hearing.

On June 3, he started serving his sentence at penitentiary No. 17.

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