Aliaksandr Kulbachka

Sommelier, bar co-owner; remanded in custody on criminal charges

Date of detention: 11 October 2022

Charges indicted:

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

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1

Aliaksandr Kulbachka is a co-owner of a wine bar in Minsk. In 2017, he was recognized as The Best Sommelier of Belarus. He hosts the @sasha_and_wine Telegram channel.

He was placed in a pre-trial detention center for participating in the post-election protests, under Art. 342 of the Criminal Code ('active participation in group actions that grossly violate public order').

Mail address: Pre-trial detention center No. 1. 220030, Minsk, vulica Valadarskaha 2

Addresses of prisons:

What should I know and how to help?

✉️ Write a letter. Make a scan of your letter or postcard and share it online

🤝 Please use the Russian (or Belarusian) name of the prison

💡 Foreign-language messages may be blocked, so attach a translation (e.g.

💡 More tips here