sentenced to 2 years of restricted freedom
Date of detention: 5 July 2021
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: 12 July 2021
Judge: Andrei Mlechka
Prosecutor: Valeryia Taratynka
Prison: Open correctional facility No. 43
Viachaslau Yalnitski is a resident of Minsk sentenced to 2 years of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary for active participation in "group actions that grossly violate public order".
The charges stemmed from the events of November 22, 2020 (Part 1 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code).
Yalnitski was detained on November 22 and served 13 days in jail for participating in an unauthorized protest under Art. 23.34 of the Administrative Code (Article 24.23 of the Administrative Code in the new edition). He later faced criminal charges related to the same protest.
Yalnitski disagreed with the accusation and admitted his guilt in part.
He began serving his sentence in July 2021.