Date of birth: 15 October 1983
Date of detention: 2 March 2021
Art. 342 of the Criminal Code - Organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order, or active participation in them
Part 2 of Art. 285 of the Criminal Code - Participation in a criminal organization in any other form
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1
Aliaksandr Kazlianka is an activist and member of the Free Trade Union based in Brest. He has previously been repeatedly detained for participating in protests, including while campaigning against the local battery plant and against the 2017 "social parasites” decree.
On March 2, 2021, Aliaksandr's apartment was searched and he was detained.
Kazlianka was charged under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code (organization or active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order) and Part 2 of Art. 285 (creation of a criminal organization or participation in it). It is known that the charge under Art. 342 stems from a road blocking that took place in Brest in 2018. On May 5 of that year, anarchists blocked three lanes of the M1 highway, protesting against the construction of the battery plant. Meanwhile, Kazlianka's friends say that he did not take part in the protest.