Aliaksei Paviadaila

swimming coach, sentenced to 2 years in prison

Date of birth: 25 May

Date of detention: 4 February 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 295 of the Criminal Code — Unlawful acts against firearms, ammunition and explosives

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 12 December 2022

Judge: Volha Ramaniuk

Prosecutor: Aliaksandr Yarashevich

Aliaksei Paviadaila is a swimming coach at a sports school in Baranavičy. Aliaksei was charged under Part 1 of Art. 295-3 of the Criminal Code, "Illegal actions in relation to objects, the action of which is based on the use of combustible substances."

According to the indictment, he made, stored and transported inflammable in his car, and was detained while transporting it on August 11 in Baranavičy. The car was then stopped by a traffic police patrol. The mixture was sent for examination, and, according to its results, the composition of the mixture was close to a molotov cocktail. In court, Paviadaila admitted that he transported and stored the mixture, but denied making it. According to him, he kept and used it for personal household needs.

On February 4, 2021, the Baranavičy District Court sentenced him to 2 years in prison.

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