sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison
Date of birth: 14 June 2001
Date of detention: 12 January 2022
Part 3 of Art. 293 of the Criminal code — Training or other preparation of persons for participation in mass riots, or financing of this activity
Sentence: 2 1/2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Vital Lapko
Prison: Penal colony No. 2
Leanid Shamau is a student at Polack State University.
He was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months in a general-security penal colony for ‘training for participation in mass riots’ under Part 3 of Article 293 of the Criminal Code.
According to the case files, on August 10 and 11, 2020 Leanid ‘intentionally and unlawfully’ collected and disseminated information intended for these purposes. The prosecution was sure that he distributed it through Telegram chats so that the residents of Novapolack and nearby localities could familiarize themselves with it. Shamau was kept in custody until his conviction.
In the middle of May 2022, Leanid was escorted from pre-trial detention facility to Babrujsk penal colony No. 2.