sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison
Date of birth: 24 October 1974
Date of detention: 11 August 2020
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).