Aliaksandr Ivulin

football player, journalist, blogger sentenced for 2 years

Date of birth: 10 August 1992

Date of detention: 3 July 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 342 of the Criminal Code — Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them

Sentence: 2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Siarhei Shatsila

Prosecutor: Anastasiya Maliko

Prison: Penal colony No. 22

Godparent: Liam McArthur, a member of the Scottish Parliament

Aliaksandr Ivulin is a player at football club Krumkachy, journalist, and author of the Youtube channel Chestnok.


He, as well as cameraman Yaraslau Pisarenka, were detained at home on 3 June. The next day, the journalist was sentenced to 30 days of administrative arrest under Article 24.23 of the Code of Administrative Offences - allegedly for a flag on the window of his flat. He was not released after that but was transferred to a pre-trial detention facility on suspicion of committing a criminal offense under Article 342 of the Criminal Code (group acts grossly disrupting public order).


On January 19, 2022, in Saviecki District Court of Minsk Judge Siarhei Shatsila sentenced Aliaksandr Ivulin to 2 years of imprisonment in a general-security penal colony.


On 29 March 2022, Minsk City Court considered the appeal of Aliaksandr Ivulin. Judge Sviatlana Charapanava upheld the verdict. The political prisoner will be soon transported to a penal colony.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 22. 225295, Brest region, Ivacevičy, station Damanava, PO Box 20

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