Mikhail Lapenas

Sentenced to three years of imprisonment.

Date of birth: 14 November 1987

Date of detention: 12 May 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 9 December 2023

Judge: Aliaksandr Zinchuk

Prosecutor: Natallia Kapitonava

Mikhail Lapenas is a "Belarusneft" employee. He was detained on August 12 for being a member of a closed chat of the enterprise workers and calling for participation in protest actions, as well as creating a strike committee. Mikhail was charged under three articles of the Criminal Code:

Art. 342 (Group actions grossly violating public order);
Art. 368 (Insulting the president);
Art. 369 (Insulting a government official).

Mikhail Lapenas was was sentenced to three years of imprisonment.

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