Aliaksandr Vasilevich

businessman, released

Date of birth: 14 September 1974

Date of detention: 28 August 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 243 of the Criminal Code — Evasion of taxes and fees

Sentence: 3 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Date of release: 4 February 2022

Judge: Maryna Fiodarava

Godparent: Oliver Kaczmarek, member of the German Bundestag for the Social Democratic Party

Aliaksandr Vasilevich. Credit: bel.biz

Aliaksandr Vasilevich is a businessman, co-founder of the online media outlets kyky.org and The Village-Belarus, owner of the agency Vondel / Hepta and the event space Gallery Ў.

He was detained on August 28 by representatives of the Financial Investigations Department of the State Control Committee. His apartment, office and the companies he ran were searched.

On September 4, Vasilevich was charged. Due to the lawyer's subscription not to disclose the materials of the investigation, it is currently unknown under which article of the Criminal Code he is charged. Vasilevich's wife Nadzeya Zeliankova is also a suspect in the criminal case.

Vasilevich is held in pre-trial detention center No. 1 in Minsk.

On February 4, the Saviecki district court of Minsk pronounced the verdict to a businessman. Judge Maryna Fiodarava sentenced him to three years in a general-security penal colony. Vasilevich was released in the courtroom in connection with the expiration of the term of liability,

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