Mikalai Isayenka

sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison

Date of birth: 29 October 1963

Date of detention: 2 June 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: 23 September 2022

Judge: Mikalai Serhiayevich

Prosecutor: Maryna Panchyk

Mikalai Isayenka is a resident of Žlobin detained on June 2, 2021 as part of a criminal case of "group actions grossly violating public order."

The man was charged under Article 342 of the Criminal Code (organization or active participation in such actions). He was detained on August 10, 2020 and severely beaten during arrest. Isayenka was then hospitalized with a brain injury and spent two weeks in hospital. He was then summoned twice for questioning in criminal cases of insulting the state flag and riots.

On August 6, Isayenka was sentenced by the Žlobin District Court to 18 months in a general-security penal colony on charges of “organizing or active participation in group actions that gravely breach public order” (Part 1 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code).

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