19 March 2021: Choose Natallya Kozel sentenced Ihar Banster, the leader of the punk band Mister X, to 18 months of restriction of liberty underneath Report 339 of the Criminal Code for “hooliganism”, documented Belsat.eu.
Considering that 20 Oct of last calendar year, Banster has been held in Hrodna pre-trial detention centre for dancing in entrance of a law enforcement auto donning only underwear on the evening of 5 September.
This road overall performance was viewed as a prison scenario of “hooliganism”. Its punishment can be up to 3 a long time in prison.
Banster’s first listening to was on 3 March, the exact day he begun a dry starvation strike in protest against political persecution. On 18 March, the hearing resumed at Leninski district court docket.
Banster was briefly introduced on 19 March below the written pledge not to depart the nation.
Bancer’s totally free!!!!! He is sentenced to 8 months of correctional labor devoid of sending to jail.
In accordance to Belsat.eu, the artist mentioned: “I come to feel great. I will little by little give up hungerstriking […] I am really grateful to absolutely everyone for their assist, solidarity, letters. Publish to political prisoners, it is incredibly important!”
Freemuse has documented that in Belarus in 2020, all documented violations of inventive freedom have been dedicated by President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime. Tranquil protests requesting the president’s resignation and the release of political prisoners staged across the place.
In 2020, Banster had been fined and has used a overall of 18 times in jail for collaborating in the protests soon after the 9 August elections.