Vasil Parfiankou appeals parole denial
An appeal has been submitted on behalf of political prisoner Vasil Parfiankou to challenge a decision to deny his early release request reportedly taken on 13 December at the Baranavichy-based arrest house No. 6.
According to information received by human rights defenders, the parole petition was rejected on the grounds that “the prisoner failed to show signs of correction.” Vasil Parfiankou is known to have received several reprimands for minor faults.
On 24 July, Minsk City Court dismissed Parfiankou’s appeal and upheld a 6-month prison term for violation of preventive supervision imposed by the court.