member of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya's nomination group, sentenced to 5 years in prison
Date of birth: 19 February 1980
Date of detention: 19 August 2020
Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots
Sentence: 5 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony
Judge: Anatol Strelchanka
Prison: Penal colony No. 1
Godparent: Sabine Verheyen, member of the European Parliament
Ruslan Parfionau is a member of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya's nomination group in Mazyr. The day after his arrest and serving a sentence for taking part in an unauthorized mass event, he was re-arrested as part of a criminal case of “mass riots”.
Parfionau was reportedly accused of making homemade tire spikes to damage police vehicles.
On March 3, 2021, Judge Anatol Strelchanka of the Mazyr District Court has sentenced Ruslan Parfionau to five years in a medium-security penal colony, finding him guilty of “rioting” (Part 2 of Art. 293). The trial was held behind closed doors.