Siarhei Bryl

locksmith from Barysau, sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 22 February 1995

Date of detention: 23 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

Sentence: 3 years

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

Prison sentence start date: 10 April 2021

Date of release: 25 April 2023

Judge: Henadz Yankouski

Siarhei Bryl

Siarhei Bryl is a locksmith from Barysau. He was detained on September 23 in Minsk as part of a case of mass riots. His apartment was searched and all IT equipment was confiscated.

On October 2, he was charged under Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code, "participation in riots", and the period of his pre-trial detention was extended by two months.

On March 17, 2021, Judge Henadz Yankouski of the Zavodski District Court of Minsk sentenced Bryl to three years of “khimiya”, restricted freedom in an open penitentiary. He was found guilty under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code for calling to use violence in a Telegram chat “Drivers 97%”, as well as for participation in the August protests.

The convict was released in the courtroom to await an appeal hearing.

On April 10, Siarhei Bryl was re-arrested and sent to serve his sentence in open correctional facility No. 17 in Homieĺ.

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