Maksim Yalkanau

served full term, released

Date of birth: 30 July 1991

Date of detention: 9 March 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: 1 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 29 July 2022

Judge: Siarhei Salouski

Prosecutor: Iryna Kurbatskaya

Maksim Yalkanau is a footbal fan based in Rečyca. He was detained on March 9, 2021.

Yalkanau was summoned for questioning, but he was never released. In the evening of March 10, the Interior Ministry confirmed his detention. A criminal case was instituted against him for organizing and preparing actions that grossly violates public order and were combined with open disobedience of the authorities.

On June 18, 2021, the Centraĺny District Court of Homieĺ sentenced Yalkanau to one year and six months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.

In late September, he was charged with another criminal offense under the same Article 342. He allegedly took an active part in the "riots" in Rečyca on August 9, 2020.

On July 29, 2022, Maksim was released.

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