Sentenced to three years of imprisonment.
Date of birth: 14 November 1987
Date of detention: 12 May 2021
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
Judge: Aliaksandr Zinchuk
Prosecutor: Natallia Kapitonava
Prison: Penal colony No. 17
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.