entrepreneur, sentenced to 2 years in prison
Date of birth: 5 January 1975
Date of detention: 17 February 2021
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Sentence: 2 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 3
Siarhei Piarfiliyeu a resident of Žlobin, owner of a hardware store.
Piarfiliyeu took part in a protest on election night, August 9, 2020. During the protest, he suffered a head injury. It is also known that his store on October 26 supported a nationwide strike, after which the authorities forced the building owner to terminate the lease.
In late February, Siarhei was detained in connection with a criminal case of group actions that grossly violate public order (Article 342 of the Criminal Code). He was formally charged and remanded in pre-trial detention center No. 3 in Homieĺ.
Piarfiliyeu's son Stanislau was also charges in the case (he was free, but remained under travel restrictions).
On June 3, 2021, the Žlobin City and District Court sentenced Siarhei Piarfiliyeu to two years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony and his son Stanislau Piarfiliyeu to two years of restricted freedom (home confinement).