Mikhail Ferenets

citizen of Ukraine, sentenced to 3 years in prison

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 9 November 1988

Date of detention: 16 September 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 341 of the Criminal Code — Desecration of structures and damage to property

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 1 February 2024

Judge: Anzhela Kastsiukevich

Prosecutor: Mikhail Manuilau

Godparent: Yulia Klymenko, member of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada

Mikhail Ferenets is a citizen of Ukraine detained in Belarus on September 16. He was charged with organizing or actively participating in group actions that grossly violated public order (Part 1 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code).

Ferenets was ordered to be deported from Belarus and to be detained for the period necessary for deportation. On October 1, the expulsion decision was suspended.

Mikhail was under investigation by the Investigative Committee's office in Minsk since then.

On September 20, 2021, Mikhail Ferenets was sentenced to 3 years in prison on charges of “participation in actions that grossly violate public order” (Part 1 of Art. 342) and “vandalizing buildings and damage to property” (Part 4 of Art. 16, Part 4 of Art. 341 of the Criminal Code).

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