Uladzimir Harbaviec

Date of birth: 29 December 1989

Date of detention: 4 March 2022

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 years

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

Prison sentence start date: 4 March 2022

Date of release: 22 February 2024

Judge: Tatsiana Lauraniuk

Prosecutor: Yahor Kronda

Uladzimir Harbavets is a defendant in the so-called “dancing protest case” brought after the protest action in Brest on September 13, 2020, under Article 342 of the Criminal Code. He was sentenced to two years of restricted freedom in an open type penitentiary. 

On March 4, 2022, he started to serve his sentence.

12 more people sentenced in the Brest “dancing protest case”

The Maskoŭski District Court of Brest has convicted the 11th group of defendants in the series of trials dubbed by journalists and human rights defenders as “dancing protest case”. The six people were found guilty under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (participation in actions that grossly violate public order).


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