Maksim Pliatniou

sentenced to 1 year of imprisonment, released after serving full sentence

Date of birth: 12 December 1987

Date of detention: 2 June 2022

Charges indicted:

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

Sentence: 1 year

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 15 March 2023

Judge: Ruslan Huryn

Maksim Pliatniou is from Hrodna. He was taken into custody as a defendant in a criminal case on protest graffiti under Article 341 of the Criminal Code ('Desecration of buildings and damage to property').

On August 18, 2022, his trial began. The prosecution requested 18 months of imprisonment. The next day, Judge Ruslan Huryn found Pliatniou guilty and sentenced him to 12 months of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.

In November 2022, the political prisoner was transferred from Prison #1 in Hrodna to Penal Colony #15 in Mahilioŭ.

Maksim Pliatniou has served his full sentence and was released in March 2023.

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