employee at Naftan
Date of birth: 12 September 1977
Date of detention: 23 September 2021
Art. 356 of the Criminal Code — High treason
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 3
Ihar Mints is an employee of Naftan.
His home was searched on September 22, 2021 and the next day he was detained and taken from Navapolack to the KGB pre-trial priosn in Minsk.
Mints was charged with treason (Article 356 of the Criminal Code) as part of a massive case involving employees of several Belarusian factories who campaigned for a nation-wide strike and were members of the Rabochy Rukh initiative. The initiative was labelled "extremist" on September 21. This trigerred arrests throughout the country.