Rastsislau Shavel

professional football player, sentenced to 3 years of home confinement

Date of birth: 2 April 2001

Date of detention: 1 June 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 under home confinement ("domashnyaya khimiya")

Judge: Aleh Kaliada

Rastsislau Shavel is a former football player for Haradzeja FC.

Between August 2020 and the spring of 2021, he was detained three times and sentenced to three terms of administrative detention. He was last sentenced to 15 days in prison for disobeying the police on May 17, but was not released after serving his sentence. It became known that he was transferred to pre-trial detention center No. 1 and charged under Article 342 of the Criminal Code (active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order). This criminal case was instituted against Rastsislau after a rally in Kurapaty on November 1, 2020.

On September 22, he was sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom (home confinement) and released in the courtroom.

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