construction worker, sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom
Date of birth: 26 June 1990
Date of detention: 4 October 2020
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")
Prison sentence start date: 26 August 2021
Date of release: 21 September 2023
Judge: Maryna Fiodarava
Prosecutor: Anastasiya Maliko
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.
In August, Paulavets was re-arrested to serve his sentence.
In September 2023 Kiryl was released from jail.