anti-fascist, sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom
Date of birth: 10 July 1999
Date of detention: 30 November 2020
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — 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")
Prison sentence start date: 3 June 2021
Judge: Maryna Zapasnik
Prison: Open correctional facility No. 24
Uladzislau Zianevich is an anti-fascist based in Minsk.
He was detained on November 30, 2020 in the framework of a criminal case initiated under Art. 342.1 of the Criminal Code (participation in group actions that grossly violate public order).
Earlier, Uladzislau was detained at a Sunday march on November 1, severely beaten, and the following day fined by a court. A search was also carried out in his apartment.
On February 23, 2021, Judge Maryna Zapasnik of the Lieninski District Court of Minsk sentenced Uladzislau Zianevich to three years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary (so-called “khimiya”), finding him guilty under Article 342 of the Criminal Code. The convict was released in the courtroom pending an appeal hearing.
After losing his appeal, Zianevich was re-arrested and on June 3 started serving the sentence in penitentiary No. 24.