Mikhail Berkas

sentenced to 1 month in prison, released

Date of birth: 1 May 1999

Date of detention: 16 March 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 341 of the Criminal Code - Desecration of buildings and damage to property

Sentence: 1 month

Penalty: arrest

Date of release: 10 April 2021

Mikhail Berkas is a resident of Orša sentenced to one month of imprisonment under Art. 341 of the Criminal Code (desecration of buildings and damage to property).

Under to the charges, Mikhail Berkas painted several graffiti (“Long Live Belarus”, “3%”, etc.) on buildings in the Zachodniaja district of Orša. In particular, the protest graffiti were painted on a store, a tobacco kiosk, a nursing home, garbage cans, and some other facilities in the city. According to the investigation, the actions damaged the objects, which resulted in “reduction of their aesthetic characteristics by damaging the protective and decorative surfacing” and “caused material damage to their owners in the amount of 583 rubles 57 kopecks.”

On March 16, 2021, he was sent to serve his sentence in detention center No. 2 in Viciebsk.

On April 10, he was released from prison.

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