Ihar Alinevich

Sentenced to 20 years in maximum-security prison


Date of birth: 24 September 1983

Date of detention: 29 October 2020

Charges indicted:

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

Judge: Viachaslau Tuleika

Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 8

Cases: Справа анарха-партызан

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

Ihar Alinevich is an activist in the anarchist movement. He was arrested while crossing the border of Belarus on the night of October 28-29, 2020.

He, together with Dzmitry Rezanovich, Dzmitry Dubouski, and Siarhei Ramanau, was charged under several 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 Article 289 (Act of terrorism);
  • Parts 2 and 4 of Article 295 (Illegal actions regarding firearms, ammunition and explosives).
  • Ihar Alinevich and Dzmitry Dubouski were also charged under Part 1 of Article 333-1 (Illegal movement across the border of prohibited substances, firearms, and explosives).

On December 22, the Minsk Regional Court sentenced Ihar Alinevich to 20 years in a maximum-security prison.

In mid-February 2022, it became known that Ihar Alinevich was transferred from remand prison #1 in Minsk to remand prison #3 in Homieĺ. In mid-May 2022, he was transferred to penal colony #20 in Mazyr, Homieĺ region. Immediately after the quarantine, Alinevich was placed in a punishment cell for 30 days, and then in a tighter regime cell.

On August 8, 2022, a trial was held to change the punishment level and transfer Alinevich to prison. The judge of the Mazyr district Valiantsina Novikava made the decision. For how long the political prisoner was transferred to the prison regime is still unknown.

On August 11, 2022, Ihar Alinevich was transferred from penal colony #20 in Mazyr to prison #8 in Žodzina, Minsk region.

Ihar Alinevich's mother informed on Facebook that in late September 2022, the political prisoner went on a hunger strike in protest against the actions of the prison administration in Žodzina: "His demands are quite specific and guaranteed by law, including the fact that his complaints are not sent to their destination. Both he and all of us understand that the country is not up to the law." Ihar Alinevich is regularly placed in a punishment cell.

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: Pre-trial detention center No. 8. 222163, Žodzina, vulica Savieckaja 22A

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