Kiryl Plakushchau

sentenced to 1 year of imprisonment


Date of birth: 17 September 2001

Date of detention: 9 January 2023

Charges indicted:

Art. 341 of the Criminal Code — Desecration of structures and damage to property

Sentence: 1 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Mikalai Dolia

Two residents of Homieĺ, Uladzislau Yatsenka and Kiryl Plakushchau, were charged under Art. 341 ('Desecration of buildings and damage to property').

The trial began on November 29, 2022 and lasted for a month and a half with adjournments. One of the men is 21 years old, and the other is 24 years old.

According to the case file, Uladzislau Yatsenka repeatedly posted publications on a social network calling for participation in the Kastuś Kalinoŭski Regiment, Azov Battalion and other formations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. He also donated 21 euros for the Kastuś Kalinoŭski Regiment. Besides, both Yatsenka and Plakushchau were accused of drawing cynical graffiti in Homieĺ. The court assessed the damage at BYN 130 (approx. USD 51).

On January 9, 2023, the Homieĺ Regional Court found Kiryl Plakushchau guilty and sentenced him to 18 months of imprisonment in an general-security penal colony. The case was considered by Judge Mikalai Dolia.

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