Anatol Khinevich

sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison

Date of birth: 19 August 1993

Date of detention: 28 October 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 363 of the Criminal Code — Resistance to a police officer or other person guarding public order

Sentence: 2 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Alena Zhukovich

Prison: Penal colony No. 3

Godparent: Margrete Auken,, member of the European Parliament

Anatol Khinevich is a 27-year-old programmer and bard from Barysaŭ.

On December 24, the Saviecki District Court of Minsk sentenced him to two years and six months in prison under Part 2 of Art. 363 of the Criminal Code for allegedly kicking riot police officers during the March of Justice on September 20. According to the alleged victims, Khinevich "inflicted blows in a lying position."

Anatol graduated from the Sakharov Institute in Minsk. From 2014 to 2018, he worked at the Center of Information Technologies of the Minsk City Executive Committee. He participated in the development of the city government's official online service. Anatol is known in his native Barysaŭ as a song-writer and performer.

Mail address: Penal colony No. 3. 211322, Viciebsk region, Vićba

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