poet, apiarist, sentenced to 2 years of restricted freedom
Date of birth: 28 December 1961
Date of detention: 13 September 2021
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Sentence: 2 years
Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")
Judge: Siarhei Maruchak
Prosecutor: Plysheuski, Yaroshyk
Prison: Open correctional facility No. 21
Mikalai Papeka is a poet and beekeper based in Pružany.
Papeka is a defendant in one of the "dancing protest trials". He was sentenced to two years of restricted freedom in an open correctional facility ("khimiya") over his involvement in a peaceful rally on September 13, 2020 in Brest.
Papeka was sent to serve his sentence on September 13, 2021.