Kiryl Chartkou

sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 6 August 2002

Date of detention: 14 August 2021

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")

Judge: Yuliya Shut

Prosecutor: Verdysh

Prison: Released awaiting the commencement of the sentence

Kiryl Chartkou was detained on August 14, 2021 on suspicion of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization or active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order).

Chartkou was then transferred to a pre-trial detention center and faced formal charges.

On September 30, 2021, the Lieninski District Court of Minsk sentenced Chartkou to three years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary ("khimiya"), finding him guilty of attending a protest on August 11, 2002. Chartkou allegedly joined unidentified persons and moved along several streets, which caused disruption of transport and enterprises. He shouted slogans and clapped his hands loudly, "disturbing the peace of the citizens."

The convict was released in the courtroom to wait for an appeal hearing.

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