Pavel Kaminski

sentenced to 3 1/2 years of restricted freedom

Former prisoner

Date of birth: 5 January 1999

Date of detention: 10 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
Art. 364 of the Criminal Code — Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal affairs bodies

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

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

Date of release: 10 July 2023

Judge: Uladzimir Fedarovich

Prosecutor: Artsiom Rouba

Pavel Kaminski was sentenced by Lida District Court to three years and six months of restricted freedom in an open penitentiary (“khimiya”) under Art. 342 and 364 of the Criminal Code for participating in a peaceful assembly and resisting police violence during its dispersal.

According to the prosecution, Kaminski and four other people, acting in a group with others, threw pieces of paving slabs and other objects at police cars during a protest in Lida on August 12, 2020.

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