Kiryl Paulavets

construction worker, sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 26 June 1990

Date of detention: 4 October 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")

Judge: Maryna Fiodarava

Prosecutor: Anastasiya Malika

Kiryl Paulavets

Kiryl Paulavets is a construction worker from Minsk. He was detained on October 4 after the March for the Release of Political Prisoners. He was sentenced to 14 days in prison under Art. 23.34 of the Administrative Code, but he was never released. He was charged under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them).

Kiryl is father of two children, aged 2 and 4.

On April 5, 2021, Judge Maryna Fiodarava of the Saviecki District Court of Minsk sentenced Kiryl Paulavets to three years in an open penitentiary (“khimiya”), finding him guilty under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code. The convict was released in the courtroom to await an appeal hearing.

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