activist of the European Belarus opposition group
Date of birth: 30 Jun
Date of detention: 25 Sep 2020
Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code - Participation in riots
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1
Pavel Yukhnevich is an activist of the European Belarus opposition group. He was detained together with Yahor Litvinka, Anastasiya Kiryk and Andrei Voinich on September 25 as part of a criminal case under Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code ("rioting"). Masked security officers stormed the apartment rented by the activists and confiscated all IT equipment, flags and personal belongings.
On October 1, Pavel Yukhnevich was charged. He is held in pre-trial prison No. 1 in Minsk.
Pavel Yukhnevich, Yauhen Afnahel and Andrei Voinich were among the founders and active members of the Zubr opposition movement. For their exclusively peaceful opposition activities, they were repeatedly repressed by the current authorities, including through fines, administrative arrests, beatings, intimidation and pressure.