Siarhei Sakun

sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 4 September 1982

Date of detention: 12 May 2021

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: 3 years

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

Date of release: 23 November 2023

Judge: Dzmitry Astapenka

Siarhei Sakun is a resident of Minsk convicted by the Zavodski District Court of Minsk under Part 1 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code (group actions that grossly violate public order) for the events of November 1, 2020, at a rally in Kurapaty.

Judge Dzmitry Astapenka found him guilty and sentenced him to three years of restricted freedom in an open correctional facility ("khimiya").

According to the accusation, Siarhei Sakun deliberately joined a protest by moving on the roadway, which grossly violated public order. He shouted slogans, threw his hands over his head and clapped his hands loudly. He also allegedly disobeyed the repeated legal demands of the police and blocked the roadway. Sakun told the court that he went to the road to protect women from the security forces, and raised his hands to showing that he was unarmed.

On May 12, 2021, Sakun was sent to serve his sentence at open penitentiary No. 9.

Siarhei was released from prison on November 23, 2023.


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