Pavel Vinahradau sentenced to 15 days of arrest again

The leader of the youth wing of “Tell the Truth”, “Zmena” was sentenced to the arrest term for alleged disorderly conduct in the building of the Maskouski District Police Department of Minsk on October 8.

The verdict was issued by Judge Volha Lisistratsenka. Before this, in the morning Mr. Vinahradau was fined 1.2 million rubles for appearing drunk in public (in the same Maskouski DPD). The incident allegedly took place when Pavel Vinahradau came to the police department for a check due to the preventive supervision over him.

At the trial, the activist stated that the both cases were fabricated by the police in order to extend the preventive supervision over him and possibly direct him for forced anti-alcohol treatment at an activity therapy center. According to Pavel, he is the only Belarusian citizen who has been under preventive supervision for more than two years.

After the end of the trial, Judge Volha Lisistratsenka, started another proceeding against Mr. Vinahradau. The matter is that the current term of the preventive supervision expires at the end of October, and the authorities need to prolong it.

An inspector of the criminal-executive inspection of the Maskouski DPD Aliaksandr Kur’yanovich gave a testimony. He stated that the activist had come to the DPD inebriated, shouted and insulted policemen after finding that the preventive supervision over him would be extended.

Other political prisoners

  • Eduard Lobau
  • Aliaksandr Malchanau
  • Siarhiej Kavalenka
  • Mikhail Marynich
  • Ales Czarnuszou