Date of detention: 12 January 2021
Art. 366 of the Criminal Code - Violence or threat against an official performing official duties or another person performing a public duty
Sentence: 3 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Judge: Aliaksandr Haurylau
Prison: Penal colony No. 1
Ihar Pyzhjanau is a lawyer from Lida. Before he was detained, he worked at Beltex Optik as deputy director for legal affairs. He has two law degrees. Earlier he worked at Lida police department, from which he retired as a captain. He was an observer during the presidential election.
He was charged under part 1 of article 366 of the Criminal Code (violence or a threat against an official on duty) and sentenced to three years of imprisonment.
The reason for bringing criminal charges was an incident during Pyzhjanau's detention.