sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom
Date of birth: 6 August 2002
Date of detention: 14 August 2021
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
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.