sentenced to 1 year of restricted freedom
Date of birth: 10 November 1981
Date of detention: 10 May 2021
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 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.