Mikita Litvinenka

sentenced to 5 years in prison


Date of birth: 3 June 1999

Date of detention: 13 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. 411 — Malicious disobedience to the demands of administration of the correctional institution
Part 1 of Article 13 and Article 293 of the Criminal Code — Preparation for mass riots
Part 1 of Article 14 and Part 1 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code — Preparation for group actions that grossly violate the public order

Sentence: 4 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Viktoryia Shabunia, Aliaksandr Tarakanau

Prosecutor: Artsiom Tsviatkou

Prison: Penal colony No. 17

Cases: Пратэсты Мінск

Godparent: Thomas Erndl, member of the German Bundestag

Mikita Litvinenka

Mikita Litvinenka was detained on September 13, 2020 by GUBAZIK officers. He was beaten during arrest.

Initially, Mikita was imprisoned for 15 days for participating in a protest, but after servinng the term he was not released, but detained as a suspect in a criminal case of participation in riots (Part 2, Article 293 of the Criminal Code). On October 5, he was officially charged.

On July 19, 2021, Judge Viktoryia Shabunia of the Centraĺny District Court of Minsk sentenced Litvinenka to four years in a medium-security penal colony.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 17. 213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8

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