Ihar Pyzhjanau

Date of detention: 12 January 2021

Charges indicted:

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.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 1. 211440, Navapolack, vulica Techničnaya 8

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