Dzmitry Dubouski

sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment


Date of birth: 29 July 1986

Date of detention: 29 October 2020

Charges indicted:

Art. 218 of the Criminal Code — Intentional destruction or damage to property committed in a generally dangerous manner or causing damage on a large scale
Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code — Hooliganism committed by a group of persons
Art. 295 of the Criminal Code — Unlawful acts against firearms, ammunition and explosives
Art. 289 of the Criminal Code — An act of terrorism
Art. 333-1 of the Criminal Code — Illegal cross-border transportation of poisonous, poisonous substances, radioactive materials, weapons, military equipment

Sentence: 20 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a high security prison

Prison sentence start date: 1 March 2023

Judge: Viachaslau Tuleika, Aleh Kaliada, Natallia Tratsiakova

Prison: Prison No. 4

On the list of “terrorists” (money transfers are prohibited)

Dzmitry Dubouski is an activist in the anarchist movement. He was detained while crossing the border of Belarus on the night of October 28-29, 2020.

He, together with Dzmitry Rezanovich, Ihar Alinevich and Siarhei Ramanau, was charged under a number of articles for setting fire to government officials’ vehicles, the building of the traffic police and the state committee of expertise in the Homieĺ region:

  • Part 2 of Art. 289 (Act of terrorism);
  • Parts 2 and 4 of Art. 295 (Illegal actions regarding firearms, ammunition and explosives).
  • Dzmitry Dubouski and Ihar Alinevich were also charged under Part 1 of Art. 333-1 (Illegal movement across the border of prohibited substances, firearms and explosives).

On December 22, 2021, the Minsk Regional Court sentenced Dzmitry Dubouski to 18 years in the high-security prison.

In early September 2022, a new criminal case was initiated against Dubouski. On November 15, 2022, he was tried for 2009 and 2010 events in Minsk and Salihorsk in the Zavodski District Court of Minsk. On November 25, Dubouski was found guilty under part 2 of Article 339 of the Criminal Code (‘hooliganism’) and part 2 of Article 218 of the Criminal Code (‘intentional destruction or damage to property’). Judge Aleh Kaliada sentenced the political prisoner to five years in a medium-security penal colony. Since Dubouski had previously been sentenced to 18 years of imprisonment, he was finally sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony by partially combining the penalties.

18 to 20 years in prison: anarchists sentenced in Minsk

On December 22, the Minsk Regional Court announced the verdict in the criminal case against the anarchists Dzmitry Dubouski, Dzmitry Rezanovich, Ihar Alinevich and Siarhei Ramanau.



Mail address: Prison No. 4. 212011, Mahilioŭ, vulica Krupskaj 99A

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