Blogger and public figure
Date of birth: 28 Oct 1990
Date of detention: 27 Sep 2020
Part 1 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code - Organization of riots
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 8
Eduard Palchys is a known blogger and public figure. He was detained in late October and later charged under Part 1 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code (mass riots). The nature of the charges remain unknown.
Palchys was initially sentenced to 30 days in prison on "illegal protesting" charges, but never walked free after serving the term.
Earlier, Eduard Palchys was recognized as a political prisoner from January to November 2016. He was arrested for contributing for his website, and a criminal case was initiated against him under Part 1 of Art. 130 (incitement of racial, national or religious hatred or hatred) and Part 2 of Art. 343 (distribution of pornographic content). In August 2016, the Centralny District Court of Minsk found 9 materials from the 1863x.com website to be extremist. On October 28, 2016, the blogger was sentenced to one 21 months of conditional imprisonment and released in the courtroom.