sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison
Date of birth: 11 March 2002
Date of detention: 19 July 2021
Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots
Sentence: 3 1/2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Sviataslau Kalina
Prosecutor: Aliaksei Baranouski, Alena Sharko
Prison: Penal colony No. 3
Mikita Hancharou was first detained by riot police on August 11, 2020. After the detention, Hancharou was taken to a garage on the territory of Lieninski District Department of Internal Affairs, where he was beaten.
On August 14, he was released, but on August 22, Hancharou was detained again as part of a criminal case of mass riots for allegedly throwing stones during post-election protests in Brest.
Hancharou was charged under Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code, "participation in riots."
Until November he was kept in pre-trial detention center No. 7 in Brest. He was then released. However, after the trial began on July 19, he was remanded in custody again.
On August 12, 2021, Judge Sviataslau Kalina of the Lieninski District Court of Brest sentenced him to 3 1/2 years in prison.