programmer, sentenced to 4 years in prison
Date of birth: 26 November 1996
Date of detention: 16 October 2020
Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots
Sentence: 4 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Tatsiana Shotsik
Prosecutor: Aliaksandr Ramanovich
Prison: Penal colony No. 2
Raman Kananovich was detained on October 16. The 24-year-old man was charged under Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code (participation in riots).
Kananovich was accused of using a metal fence to erect barricades on the night of August 10 near the Puškinskaja metro station.
The main proof of Kananovich’s guilt was a photo from his smartphone. The political prisoner did not admit his guilt, saying in court that he only removed the fence from the road to clear the passage, so that he could continue his trip to his aunt’s place.
On February 10, 2021, Judge Tatsiana Shotsik of the Lieninski District Court of Minsk sentenced Kananovich to four years in a medium-security penal colony. The whole trial lasted only three hours.