Raman Kananovich

programmer, sentenced to 4 years in prison

Date of birth: 26 November 1996

Date of detention: 16 October 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code β€” 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

Godparent: Jens Brandenburg, member of the German Bundestag

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.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 2. 213800, Babrujsk, vulica Sikorskaha 1

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