Henadz Drazdou

artist, in custody pending trial


Date of birth: 11 March 1959

Date of detention: 10 August 2022

Charges indicted:

Art. 361-4 of the Criminal Code — Promoting extremist activities

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Prison sentence start date: 5 July 2023

Judge: Yauhen Pisarevich

Prison: Penal colony No. 17

Godparent: Michael Sacher

Henadz Drazdou

Henadz Drazdou is an artist and a former head of the Pahonia creative community. He was detained in August 2022 and sentenced to 15 days of administrative arrest. It later became known that a criminal case was brought against Drazdou for his participation in the 2020 protests under Article 342 (‘Group actions grossly violate the public order’), which was later replaced by Part 1 of Article 361-4 of the Criminal Code (‘Supporting extremist activity’).

The trial of Henadz Drazdou was to be held on May 2, 2023, in the Minsk City Court.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 17. 213004, Škloŭ, vulica 1-ja Zavodskaja 8

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