Siarhei Piarfiliyeu

entrepreneur, served full term, released

Date of birth: 5 January 1975

Date of detention: 17 February 2021

Charges indicted:

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

Date of release: 21 November 2022

Siarhei Piarfiliyeu a resident of Žlobin, and 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).

Piarfiliyeu served his sentence in full and was released on November 21, 2022.

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