Pavel Piaskou

sentenced to 4 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 14 June 1989

Date of detention: 18 September 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 363 of the Criminal Code — Resistance to a police officer or other person guarding public order
Art. 411 — Malicious disobedience to the demands of administration of the correctional institution

Sentence: 4 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a maximum-security penal colony

Judge: Viktoryia Paliashchuk

Prosecutor: Siarhei Habrukovich

Prison: Penal colony No. 5

Godparent: Anja Liebert, member of the German Bundestag

Pavel Piaskou

Pavel Piaskou was accused of resisting riot police with violence during the detention of peaceful protesters at a rally on June 19 in Maladziečna.

On that day, the police arbitrarily used disproportionate violence to detain one of the protesters, claiming that he was actively involved in the unauthorized event.

On September 29, 2020, the Maladziečna District Court convicted Pavel Piaskou under Part 2 of Art. 363 of the Criminal Code and sentenced him to 3 years and 3 months of imprisonment.

On November 20, the Minsk City Court upheld the sentence.

On 14 June 2022, a criminal case against Pavel Piaskou under Article 411 of the Criminal Code (malicious disobedience to the demands of the administration of a penal institution) was heard in the Babrujsk and Babrujsk District Court. As a result, Judge Pavel Kartsinin sentenced the political prisoner to one more year of imprisonment and, after the terms were combined, to 4 years in a maximum-security penal colony (at the time of sentencing the political prisoner had 21 months left to serve).

Mail address: Penal colony No. 5. 225293, Ivacevičy, vul. Dziaržynskaha 1

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