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Young Front Activist Philip Shaurou Transferred To Detention Center In Volodarsky Street

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Young Front Activist Philip Shaurou Transferred To Detention Center In Volodarsky Street
PHILIP SHAUROU

A criminal case has been initiated against him for painting the hands of the monument to Pushkin with red paint.

Young Front activist Philip Shaurou, who has confessed that he painted the hands of the monument to Pushkin with red paint, has been charged and transferred from the Akrestsina detention center to Minsk detention center in Volodarsky Street. This is what the activist's wife, Volha Shaurova, told Radio Svaboda.

Philip Shaurou is accused of "hooliganism," which is punishable by sanctions:

community work;

a fine;

an arrest;

correctional work - up to 2 years;

a restriction of liberty - up to 2 years;

imprisonment - up to 3 years.

The investigator told Volha Shaurova that her husband would "stay in prison for about 2 months, and he will not be released until the trial and no dates will be allowed".

According to Pavel Seviarynets, on January 23, Philip Shaurou was transferred from the Akrestsina detention center to Minsk detention center in Volodarsky Street, where criminal suspects are kept. His wife does not know about the conditions in Shaurou's cell yet.

On January 23, when the activist's wife tried to pass him a care package, it was not accepted at "Valadarka".

"Then they said that he hadn't been registered with them yet," - Volha Shaurova explained.

On January 17, it became known that someone had painted the monument to Alexander Pushkin near the hotel "Belarus" in Minsk with red paint.

The Russian Embassy issued a special statement, and the Investigative Committee of Belarus initiated a criminal case on "damage to the monument". On January 20, it became known that Young Front activist Philip Shaurou, who came to the police himself on January 19, confessed to painting the monument to Pushkin. The activist's motives are still unknown.