Siarhei Kapanets

sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison

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: Pre-trial detention center No. 1

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: Pre-trial detention center No. 1. 220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2

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