Mikita Zimin

IT worker, sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom

Date of detention: 17 August 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")

Judge: Viktoryia Shabunia

Mikita Zimin was detained and charged under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization or active participation in group actions grossly violating public order).

On November 5, 2021, Mikita Zimin was sentenced to three years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiayr ("khimiya") after the Centraĺny District Court of Minsk found him guilty under Article 342 of the Criminal Code. He was accused of blocking traffic in Minsk on August 10, 2020. After two and a half months in custody, Zimin was released in the courtroom to wait for an appeal hearing.

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