activist of For Freedom opposition group, sentenced to 6 years in prison
Date of birth: 19 July 1983
Date of detention: 3 September 2020
Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code — Participation in riots
Sentence: 6 years
Penalty: imprisonment in a high security prison
Judge: Yauhen Brehan
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 8
Godparent: Johann Wadephul, member of the German Bundestag
Ihar Salavei was detained in connection with the riots in Pinsk on August 9, 2020. Salavei was later charged under Art. 293 of the Criminal Code.
On April 30, 2021, Judge Yauhen Brehan of the Maskoŭski District Court of Brest sentenced the defendant to 6 years in a medium-security penal colony.
On January 26, 2022, a court hearing was held in Babrujsk penal colony No. 2, where Ihar was serving his sentence. The court ruled to change Pinsk political prisoner's prison regime to a strict one for 2 years, allegedly for the systematic violation of discipline.