Siarhei Lapko

sentenced to 2 years

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 7 March 1977

Date of detention: 4 February 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code β€” Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 2 years

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

Prison sentence start date: 4 February 2022

Date of release: 2 February 2024

Judge: Katsiaryna Ramashka

Prosecutor: Aliaksei Baranouski, Vadzim Bahatka

Siarhei Lapko is a defendant in the so-called “dancing protest case” brought after the protest action in Brest on September 13, 2020. He was sentenced to two years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary under Article 342 of the Criminal Code (Group actions grossly violating public order).

15 more convicted over dancing protest in Brest

The Brest District Court has sentenced fifteen persons to various terms of imprisonment, mostly restricted freedom, over their involvement in a post-election protest that took place on September 13, 2020 in central Brest.

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