Yahor Kanetski

student, member of the Belarusian Students' Association, activist of the Free Trade Union, served full term, released

Date of birth: 28 June 1999

Date of detention: 12 November 2020

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: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 30 November 2022

Judge: Maryna Fiodarava

Prosecutor: Anastasiya Maliko, Raman Chabatarou

Godparent: Oliver Luksic, member of the German Bundestag

Yahor Kanetski

Yahor Kanetski is a student of the Faculty of Biology of the Belarusian State University, a member of the Belarusian Students' Association, activist of the Free Trade Union. He was detained on November 12 as part of a criminal case under Art. 342 part 1 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus (organization or participation in group actions that gravely breach public order). Yahor was initially held in the KGB pre-trial prison.

On July 16, 2021, Kanetski was sentenced to two years and six months in prison.

The political prisoner served his sentence in full and was released on November 30, 2022.

 

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