The Minsk City Court heard today an appeal filed in the case of political prisoner Vasil Parfiankou. As a result, the verdict of Pershamaiski District Court was upheld and the appeal was dismissed.
On May 29, 2012 the Pershamaiski District Court of Minsk sentenced Vasil Parfiankou to six months of arrest under Art. 421 of the Criminal Code (breaching preventive police supervision set by the court).
On December 5, 2013 the same court repeatedly convicted Vasil Parfiankou on the same charges and sentenced him to one year’s imprisonment to be served in a maximum security penal colony.
Now Vasil Parfiankou is in Zhodzina jail, where, according to preliminary data, he is awaiting transfer to a colony in Horki, Mahiliou region.
The Human Rights Center “Viasna” and the Belarusian Helsinki Commit...