A disabled man from Hrodna sentenced to 1.5 years in prison for honking

2021 2021-12-03T11:35:27+0300 2021-12-14T19:08:53+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/grodna-2020-08-10.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Hrodna on August 10, 2020

Another verdict in a criminal case related to protests in Hrodna on August 10, 2020 was announced in the Kastryčnicki District Court of Hrodna. Dzmitry Horbach was tried for organizing and preparing actions that grossly violate public order (Part 1 of Article 342 of the Criminal Code).

The case was considered by Judge Vital Labotski. On August 10, 2020, Dzmitry Horbach was driving in the city center and honking, thus greeting the protesters. The next day, on August 11, he was detained but soon released.

However, a few months ago Dzmitry Horbach, who has a disability, was detained again and taken into custody. Judge Vital Labotski sentenced Dzmitry Horbach to one and a half years in prison, having given him the punishment requested by the state prosecution.

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