opposition politician, co-founder of the Belarusian Christian democracy party, writer
Date of birth: 30 Dec 1976
Date of detention: 7 Jun 2020
Part 1 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code - Organization of riots
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1
Pavel Seviarynets is an opposition politician, co-founder of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party. He was arrested on June 7. After that, he was sentenced to at least three terms of detention, 15 days each, for participating in election pickets and calls to participate in mass events.
It has been a month since Pavel Seviarynets was confined to the pre-trial detention center in Minsk. He is also expected to serve 30 more days in prison for participating in the anti-integration protests held in December and January. Thus, the total duration of the activist’s sentence is at least 105 days, which exceeds the maximum term (three months) of arrest imposed on criminal convicts.