Vasil Parfiankou: "In Search of Freedom" (video)

2012 2012-12-25T16:59:32+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Vasil Parfiankou

Vasil Parfiankou

A new film in the series "The Chronicle of Judgment Time" appeared on the Internet. The video entitled "In Search of Freedom" is dedicated to political prisoner Vasil Parfiankou, who is currently serving a sentence in the Western city of Baranavichy.

Vasil Parfiankou was detained on January 4, 2011 in Minsk on suspicion of involvement in "rioting" on December 19, 2010. Three days later he was arrested and transferred to the Minsk detention center in Valadarski Street as on charges brought under Art. 293 of the Criminal Code.

His sentence was the first in the "case of December 19": on February 17, 2011, Frunzenski Ddistrict Court of Minsk sentenced him to 4 years of prison. Vasil Parfiankou served the sentence in a prison in Orsha. On August 11, 2011, he was released.

On May 29, Vasil Parfiankou was convicted under Article 421 of the Criminal Code by Judge Siarhei Bandarenka of Minsk Pershamaiski District Court. Vasil Parfiankou has been under preventive supervision since January 5, 2012, for violation of which the former political prisoner was convicted. The activist’s sentencing was caused by his involvement in social and political life after he was, among other prisoners of Square-2010, released in August 2011.

On July 24 Minsk City Court dismissed the appeal against the sentence and upheld the arrest for 6 months for non-compliance with the restrictions of preventive supervision imposed by the court.

On August 9, 2012, Vasil Parfiankou was taken into custody again. He is serving his sentence in a penal colony in Baranavichy.

Vasil Parfiankou: "In Search of Freedom" (video)