Anatol Khinevich

sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison, released after serving full sentence

Former prisoner

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

Date of release: 15 February 2023

Judge: Alena Zhukovich

Godparent: Margrete Auken,, member of the European Parliament

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

On December 24, 2020, the Saviecki District Court of Minsk sentenced him to two years and six months of imprisonment under Part 2 of Art. 363 of the Criminal Code ('Resistance to a police officer') for allegedly kicking riot police officers during the March of Justice on September 20, 2020. According to the alleged victims, Khinevich "inflicted blows in a lying position".

Anatol Khinevich graduated from the International Sakharov Environmental Institute in Minsk. From 2014 to 2018, he worked at the Center for Information Technologies of the Minsk Municipal Executive Committee, developing the municipal online service. He is known in his native Barysaŭ as a song-writer and performer.

The political prisoner served his full sentence. On February 15, 2023, he was released from penal colony #3 in Víćba, Viciebsk region.

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