Siarhei Mirayeuski

sentenced to 2 1/2 years of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 29 March 1991

Date of detention: 3 March 2021

Charges indicted:

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

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

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

Prison sentence start date: 3 March 2021

Date of release: 25 August 2023

Judge: Aliaksandr Valodzkin

Siarhei Mirayeuski is a resident of Svietlahorsk accused and convicted under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code, "organization of group actions that grossly violate public order."

According to the indictment, on August 11, 2020, he wrote several messages in the Telegram channel "Svietlahorsk For Living", calling on protesters to gather near the Biarozki shopping center. Mirayeuski also urged the protesters to stand in groups of 70-100 people, use wooden pallets to protect themselves, lure police officers into the yards of apartment buildings, take off their uniforms and tie their hands and feet with plastic clamps or tape.

Mirayeuski was detained on August 11 and held in custody for three days, after which he was released, but remained under travel restrictions.

On December 21, 2020, Judge Aliaksandr Valodzkin of the Svietlahorsk District Court found Siarhei Mirayeuski guilty and sentenced him to 2.5 years of imprisonment in an open correctional facility.

On March 3, Siarhei Mirayeuski was sent to serve his sentence in open correctional facility No. 43 in Mahilioŭ.

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