sentenced to 4 years of imprisonment
Date of birth: 14 June 1989
Date of detention: 18 September 2020
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 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).