The Human Rights Centre “Viasna” encourages colleagues, friends and associates to join the campaign for the liberation of the civil society activist Pavel Vinahradau.
The activist of the youth organization “Zmena” is now serving a 15-day-arrest at the detention center in Aksrestsin Lanein Minsk Center, to which he was sentenced by the Maskouski District Court of Minsk on October 9.
In 2008, Pavel Vinahradau Vinahradau was a defendant in the so-called “case of 14” concerning a protest rally of entrepreneurs, in 2011 – in the criminal case on the “mass riot” in Minsk on December 19, 2010 and was sentenced to four years in a penal colony. September 14, 2011 activist was freed by a presidential decree.
After his release from prison Pavel Vinahradau continuedhis civic activity. April 10, 2012 the Maskouski District Court of Minsk established preventive supervision over Pavel Vinahradau for a period of two years in order to curtail his activism.
Human Rights Centre “Viasna” recorded 16 cases of detention of Pavel Vinahradau after his release from prison. In 15 of these cases he was sentenced for 5-25 days of arrest, which makes a total of 165 days, 5.5 months. 65 of them, including in the current arrest, fall on the current year.
The example of Pavel Vinahradau is evidence of harassment of opposition-minded citizens and injustice in the Belarusian state.
Dear friends, we call on you to support the call for putting an end to arbitrary detentions in Belarus!
To join the company you can:
– make a post with the tag #freeVinahradau, take a photo of yourself with the portrait of Pavel Vinahradau (which you can download at the bottom of this page), post it on the social networks and share your opinion on this issue;
– record a video in support of Pavel and publish it in social networks with the tag #freeVinagradau;
– send a postcard for Pavel Vinahradau to the Delinquent’s isolation center in Akrestsin Street: 220089 Minsk, 1st Akrestsin Lane, 36.