Siarhei Kapanets

sentenced to 5 1/2 years

Date of birth: 24 October 1974

Date of detention: 11 August 2020

Charges indicted:

Part 1 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Organization of riots
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 5 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Viktoryia Shabunia

Prosecutor: Artsiom Tsviatkou, Ivan Protski

Prison: Penal colony No. 1

Godparent: Rudolf Henke, member of the German Bundestag, Olaf in der Beek, member of the German Bundestag

Siarhei Kapanets was detained as part of the "rioting case" opened following the events of August 9-11, 2020. Kapanets was later charged under Art. 293 of the Criminal Code.

On May 18, 2021, the Centraĺny District Court of Minsk sentenced Siarhei Kapanets to five and a half years in a medium-security penal colony. He was convicted under two articles of the Criminal Code: Part 6, Art. 16, Part 1 of Art. 293 (assistance in the organization of mass riots) and Part 1 of Art. 342 (group actions gravely breaching public order).

Mail address: Penal colony No. 1. 211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8

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