sentenced to 2 1/2 years of restricted freedom
Date of birth: 17 December 1993
Date of detention: 21 September 2021
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Sentence: 2 1/2 years
Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")
Judge: Aleh Kaliada
Kiryl Zhohaleu was arrested on September 21, 2021.
Zhohaleu was charged under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (actions grossly violating public order) and placed in a pre-trial detention center.
The charges stem from his involvement in a protest held in Minsk on September 6, 2020.
On November 26, 2021, the Zavodski District Court of Minsk sentenced Zhohaleu to two and a half years in an open penitentiary. The convict was released in the courtroom to wait for an appeal hearing.