Mikalai Papeka

poet, apiarist, sentenced to 2 years of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 28 December 1961

Date of detention: 13 September 2021

Charges indicted:

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.

Mail address: Open correctional facility No. 21. 247760, Mazyr, buĺvar Junasci, 24

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