The court of Belarus has sentenced a citizen of Ukraine to three years in the general penal colony for participation in protests in Minsk after the presidential elections 2020 as the Prosecutor General's Office of Belarus reported.
“Citizen F. in August-September 2020, during the unauthorized mass events in downtown Minsk together with other persons, violated the public order and blocked the movement of transport. He hindered the normal work of enterprises and organizations,” the prosecutor’s office reported.
Besides, it is noted that for public expression with illicit methods of public and political views and protest, a 32-year-old accused created and administrated Telegram chat in which the marking with protest symbols and signs on different places of city was planned and discussed.
As a result, the infected harm made over 2,500 Belarusian rubles (~$994).
The sentence of the court has not come into force; it can be appealed and protested in the appeal order.
As we reported, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet stated that the human rights situation in Belarus will continue to deteriorate in 2021.