Pavel Silivonchik

Pavel Silivonchik was activist of the White Legion, which existed in the 90’s as an organization of patriots and soldiers. He was born in 1980.

Chronicle of repression

On 31 August 1998, the court in Minsk issued a judgment sentencing Ihar Korsak and Pavel SilivonchikBoth men were detained by militia officers on 2 June 1998 at 5:00 in the morning, when they were hanging oppositional posters and painting on the walls symbols of the informal organization White Legion. This symbol is widely used in national ornamentation.

After detention, Korsak and Silivonchik, spent six hours at the militia station. Their homes were searched. After a month of their detention they were presented with allegations and they were banned from leaving their place of  residence. Initially, the case was of an administrative nature, but later it was reclassified as a criminal case.

Korsak and Silivonchik were accused of committing a crime under the article 201, part 2 of the Belarusian Criminal Code (hooliganism). Mr. Sluka,  the prosecutor, demanded for accused one year of suspended imprisonment. In court, the accused pleaded partially guilty. They were sentenced to a fine of 10 minimum wages (2.5 million BYR).

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