Vasil Pilets

sentenced to 1 year of restricted freedom

Date of birth: 10 November 1981

Date of detention: 10 May 2021

Charges indicted:

Part 1 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code - Hooliganism

Sentence: 1 year

Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")

Judge: Mikalai Rachynski, Anatol Zayats, Valery Ramanouski

Prison: Open correctional facility No. 29

Vasil Pilets on trial

Vasil Pilets is a resident of Hrodna convicted under Part 1 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code, "hooliganism".

Pilets allegedly used violence against two activists of a local pro-government community group, after they attempted to paint over an image of the white-red-white flag on the asphalt.

On February 12, the Kastryčnicki District Court of Hrodna sentenced Vasil Pilets to one year of restricted freedom (home confinement). However, following an appeal filed by Deputy Prosecutor of Hrodna Dzmitry Antanovich, the Board for Criminal Cases of the Hrodna Regional Court replaced the sentence with one year’s imprisonment in an open penitentiary. The verdict was final, and Vasil Pilets was sent to serve his sentence.

Mail address: Open correctional facility No. 29. 230415, Vaŭkavysk, vulica Rakasouskaha 118

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