19 January 2018, Friday, 12:20

Pavel Syarhei – new political prisoner


Young Front activist Pavel Syarhei has been sent to Hrodna for compulsory military service.

The military enlistment commission found him fit for military service, though Pavel wanted to do alternative civilian service.  

The conscript referred to his religious beliefs, disgust to military uniform with Soviet symbols and views that can be defined as pacifism,” ags.by reports.

The court of the Maladzechna district dismissed Pavel's complaint. The activist appealed against the decision to the Minsk region court, but the court's ruling was upheld.

Pavel was again summoned to the military enlistment office in autumn. Though a psychotherapist found him unfit for military service, the commission decided he must serve in the army. The Young Front activist is sure he was called up on political motives.