Political prisoner Pavel Vinahradau transferred to Zhodzina prison

Blogger and activist Pavel Vinahradau was transferred to Zhodzina remand prison Nr 8 , his wife Svyatlana Vinahradava said on Facebook.

Pavel Vinahradau. 12 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

Vinahradau was detained on December 22 in his house in Berazino. Then he was charged with ‘incitement of hatred’ (Article 130 of the Criminal Code), ‘organisation and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them’ (Art.342), ‘slander against the president’ (Art. 367-2).

Pavel Vinahradau is a blogger and the author of one of Belsat TV satirical shows. In 2021, Vinahradau spent 48 days behind bars as he was punished with administrative arrest three times in a row.

One can write a letter to support the prisoner:

Павел Вінаградаў

турма № 8, вул. Савецкая, 22а,

222160, г. Жодзіна, Менская вобласць,

Belarus / Беларусь

Political convictions in Belarus in 2021