Dzmitryi Neviarkevich

CEO of Europcar carsharing company, in custody


Date of birth: 13 July 1982

Date of detention: 13 August 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 243 of the Criminal Code — Evasion of taxes and fees
Art. 361-1 of the Criminal Code — Creation of an extremist formation, or participation in it
Part 1 of Art. 14 and Part 2 of Art. 357 of the Criminal Code — Attempted conspiracy to seize state power by unconstitutional means

Sentence: 11 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Siarhei Khrypach

Dzmitryi Neviarkevich is accused of 'tax evasion', 'attempted conspiracy to seize the state power', and 'joining an extremist organization' under Part 2 of Article 243, Part 1 of Article 14 and Part 2 of Article 357, and Part 3 of Article 361-1 of the Criminal Code, respectively.

He is a defendant in the case of arson. On the night of July 11-12, 2021, in a village in the Minsk region, the house of Aleh Haidukevich, a pro-government parliament member, was attacked with Molotov cocktails. On July 12, the KGB started a case under Part 1 of Article 289 of the Criminal Code ('Act of terrorism').

Dzmitryi Neviarkevich is the director of the Europcar carsharing company, a partner of Uber in Minsk. It is known that in November 2020, he was detained under Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code for participating in the protests.

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